Racine County

RACINE — The Racine County Youth in Governance program is accepting nominations for participants. This is an opportunity in which students can contribute their voices to community issues and concerns and develop confidence, independence, leadership skills and civic knowledge while serving on one of five County Board committees for an entire year.

To participate in Youth in Governance, students must be Racine County residents; high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors at time of application; have a grade-point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale; and be able to attend the monthly meetings, typically occurring once or twice per month.

The Racine County Board of Supervisors established the Youth in Governance program in 2013 and has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Extension faculty to facilitate the program.

All youth who are nominated will receive a letter and application materials. Nominations must be received no later than Thursday, Feb. 8. Obtain a nomination form by contacting Racine County UW-Extension at 262-767-2929, uwextension@racinecounty.com or by visiting http://racine.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/youth-in-governance.

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