This new initiative invites local high school students to engage more deeply with the city, develop leadership skills, support the community through service projects and advocate for other young people in North Liberty. This first cohort of Youth Councilors will also help shape the North Liberty Youth Council program.
We are seeking eight to 12 students for our inaugural cohort of the North Liberty Youth Council. Participation is open to North Liberty residents who will be in grades 9 through 12 in the 2022‐2023 school year. Public, private and home school students are welcome. We aim to be representative of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of the youth of North Liberty, so please take a moment to fill out our application to let us know who you are, what you’re passionate about and why you want to join the Youth Council.
Youth Council meetings will typically be held at the North Liberty Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month during the school year. Our March meeting will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month due to spring break. Additional meetings might be added as needed at the discretion of the members of the Youth Council. If the Youth Council decides to meet in the summer, a schedule for those meetings will be determined in the spring.
Participation in the Youth Council will require 6 to 12 hours of service each month. This will include attending monthly council meetings, participating in group service projects and planning and hosting Youth Council‐sponsored community engagement events throughout the year (including the summer).
Students should apply by Tuesday, Sept. 6 for best consideration. Selected participants will be invited to attend new councilor orientation, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.
Questions? Contact Outreach & Equity Coordinator Micah Ariel James at [email protected] or (319) 640‐8172.
The application period for the 2022-2023 North Liberty Youth Council is now closed. Check back in May for information about how to apply for our next Youth Council cohort.