Hey Teens, We Want your Ideas! Apply to Join South Suburban’s Youth Commission

Hey Teens, We Want your Ideas! Apply to Join South Suburban’s Youth Commission

Sep 01 2015

Do you have suggestions for South Suburban Parks and Recreation? Do you like to share your ideas with others?  If so, consider serving on South Suburban’s 2016 Youth Commission.

The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise South Suburban staff on what’s important to youth and teens who live and play in the area.  The Youth Commission provides a forum for an exchange of information, and provides opportunities for youth to volunteer and give back to the community.

You’ll have a chance to practice your skills in critical thinking, communications and creativity, while being introduced to local government, and learning about the parks and recreation industry.

Middle and high school students in grades 7-11, who reside within the District and have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in school, are eligible. Youth must be drug and alcohol free, be willing to share ideas in group settings and be accepting of others and their ideas.

The goals of the Commission are to discuss and suggest possible solutions about issues that young people face; to discuss and provide input about programs that are offered to teens in the community; to promote positive programs with peers; to promote healthy living, including overall physical, emotional and mental well-being, and to provide opportunities to develop youth as future leaders.

The youth commission includes a minimum of five, and a maximum of 10 members.

For more information and to apply, visit the Youth Commission homepage. Act now; applications are due Oct. 31, 2015. For more information, contact Christina Ibarra,

ChristinaI@ssprd.org, 303.754.0552 or Brad Stafford, Brads@ssprd.org, 303.754.0541.