Mayor’s Youth Council recruiting neighborhood representatives
The new Mayor’s Youth Council has been redesigned to engage young people in local government and is looking for neighborhood representatives.
“I have seen the positive results that come from having youth present at the table when decisions are being made – not just in the decision process, but also in their strengthened involvement and sense of responsibility to our city and their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Walsh last week in a press release.
Similar to a ward committee, but much younger, the neighborhood representatives will reflect the demographic composition of young people in Boston. If one neighborhood in particular has a preponderance of young people indicated in its census data, then more of the neighborhood representatives will be selected from that neighborhood.
Applicants must be Boston residents who will be entering grades 9-12 in the fall, and who are willing to dedicate three evenings of their time to volunteering every month of their term.