The Tompkins County Youth Services Department is inviting young people between the ages of 13-21 to apply for the New York State Governor’s Youth Council. The Council involves training in civics, government budgets, and other topics pertinent to youth development and makes recommendations to the State on how to effectively address concerns examined by the Council.
Eligibility requirements and the application can be found online here: https://nysylc.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home and questions may be submitted to the Tompkins County Youth Services Department here: https://www2.tompkinscountyny.gov/youth/email. Applications are due by November 14, 2021.
Tompkins County Youth Services Department Director Kate Shanks-Booth stated, “This is an amazing opportunity for a young Tompkins County resident, learning about government and bringing forth the youth perspective is invaluable experience. Thank you to our fabulous past participants and to New York State for offering this opportunity to youth in our communities.”