Cleveland Heights Looking for Students to Lead Youth Advisory Group

The group will consist of 10 young residents; find the application here

Cleveland Heights officials hope a few area students step into leadership roles for a soon-to-be-formed commission.

The city is developing the Cleveland Heights Youth Advisory Commission, a group that will promote understanding and connectivity between the city and its young residents. The commission will consist of six students from Cleveland Heights High School and four from private, parochial or home schools in the area.

According to the city, students on the commission will be accompanied by a Cleveland Heights Police officer, a Cleveland Heights High School teacher and a member from the city's Recreation Advisory Board. These adults will be non-voting members of the commission.

Students interested in joining the group must submit an application form and a 250-word essay detailing why they want to join the advisory commission. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Feb. 4.

Click PDFs for a copy of the application form.

Applications and essays can be emailed to Judy Hayes, jhayes@clvhts.com, or mailed to:

Cleveland Heights City Hall
c/o Judy Hayes
40 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights Ohio 44118

Garry Kanter January 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM
I wish our city council had a vision for the city (with input from We The People), articulated it, and worked towards it. All this willy-nilly, shoot-from-the-hip stuff is a waste of $ and time, and precludes the *real* business of the city from being addressed.
Adele Eisner January 12, 2013 at 03:38 PM
I heartily disagree with Mr. Kanter's characterization of this move to include the city's youth into policy planning in a meaningful way. This youth commission concept can only prove highly beneficial to the city's future, and on multiple levels, ranging from dispelling stereotypes/nurturing pathways to open communication among all involved, and getting fuller understanding around youth crime in order to better work together to curb it, to encouraging more youths' parents to also get similarly involved. I say congratulations on this really excellent move, with hopes that lots of kids want to become involved, thus also learning about community building and the need to give back to community; and with hopes that even for those not selected for the commission, they are invited to and reminded of commission meetings, so their involvement and idea/need-sharing are also welcomed and encouraged. This can be a fabulous introduction to "democracy's" rights and responsibilities - at it's most foundational and ideal level.
Garry Kanter January 12, 2013 at 04:01 PM
What are you disagreeing with me about? I criticized the CH city council (with 5 seats up for election this November). Your response is about the new program. So, what do we disagree about?


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