Youth Leadership Applications
Applications Due May 15 for Youth Leadership Somerset Class of 2013-14
Applications are being accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset, a program for young leaders who live in Somerset County and who are interested in developing their potential. The program prepares young people to take active leadership roles in their community. The deadline is Wednesday, May 15.
“Youth Leadership Somerset introduces students to local government and the wide-ranging services and programs that are available to county residents,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, liaison to the youth leadership program. “We encourage participants to hone their leadership skills by developing and implementing projects that give back to their community.”
A diverse group of students, grades eight through 12, are being sought to participate in the nine-month program. Class members will meet community leaders from all aspects of county life, who will speak on a wide variety of topics. Click on the link below or visit http://www.leadershipsomerset.org/youth_leadership_somerset.htm to access the application.
Completed applications should be mailed to: Youth Leadership Somerset, c/o John Kendzulak, Somerset County, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262.
The class year runs September 2013 through May 2014. Sessions are held one Saturday each month for approximately four to six hours. A different topic is introduced at each session, including leadership, diversity, the environment, government, human services, the economy, health care and justice.
Candidates will be selected in June. Those accepted to the program will receive a full scholarship to ensure that financial status is not a barrier.
Developed by the Leadership Somerset Class of 2000, partners of the Youth Leadership Somerset program include the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Somerset County Business Partnership, Raritan Valley Community College and the United Way of Northern New Jersey.
For more information or to apply for the program, contact Melania Tchir at (732) 469-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.