Applications Accepted For Youth Leadership Somerset

youth leadership somersetTownship students in grades 8 through 12 have until May 15 to apply for the next Youth Leadership Somerset program.

The 9-month program will begin in September. Sessions are held one Saturday each month for between four and six hours.

Class members from throughout Somerset County will meet community leaders from all aspects of county life, who will speak on a wide variety of topics. A different topic is introduced at each session, including leadership, diversity, the environment, government, human services, the economy, health care and justice.

“Youth Leadership Somerset introduces students to local government and the wide-ranging services and programs that are available to county residents,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, liaison to the youth leadership program, in a release about the program.  “We encourage participants to hone their leadership skills by developing and implementing projects that benefit the community.”

The application can be obtained by clicking here.

Using the space allotted in the PDF file, complete the application form and send it via email to tchir@co.somerset.nj.us. A signed version of the application and one reference letter should be mailed to: Youth Leadership Somerset, Melania Tchir, Somerset County, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262. The application should be postmarked no later than May 15.

Candidates will be selected in June.  Those accepted to the program will receive a full scholarship to ensure that financial status is not a barrier.

Developed by the Leadership Somerset Class of 2000, partners of the Youth Leadership Somerset program include the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Somerset County Business Partnership, Raritan Valley Community College and the United Way of Northern New Jersey.

For more information or to apply for the program, contact Melania Tchir at (732) 469-3363 or tchir@co.somerset.nj.us.

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