BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome opened applications for the 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council on Friday, August. 20.
Participants will represent and advocate on behalf of the youth population in Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. Applications will close on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
High schools all over East Baton Rouge Parish have the opportunity to have two representatives, from either 10-12th grade, to serve on the council. These include public, private or charter high schools.
“I am looking forward to engaging with this year’s cohort for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council as they seek to advocate for their peers for the advancement of our community here in Baton Rouge,” Broome said. “My council offers our youth an opportunity to engage in our parish’s progress, while allowing my administration to connect with our youngest residents.
Some activities of the youth council are listed below:
- Parish-wide community service projects
- Website development and management
- Promote a health and wellness campaign to Baton Rouge area youth
- Internship opportunities
- Professional development
“This connection will help us build a stronger foundation for Baton Rouge’s future,” Boome said.