The Westport Youth Commission (WYC) is seeking students currently in grades 8-11 and adult members to serve for the 2021-2022 school year.
“The Youth Commission serves as a public forum for youth issues and advocates for youth needs and concerns in the community,” Human Services Director Elaine Daignault said. “Its 30 members, 15 students and 15 adults, are appointed by the First Selectman. Incoming Freshmen are invited to join the Freshman Committee prior to applying for appointment as sophomores.”
There are limited vacancies available. If you are currently a rising sophomore, junior or senior, or an adult who is interested in discussing youth issues on a monthly basis while making a difference in your community, we invite you to join. The appointment process for youth and adults includes completing an application and submitting at least one letter of recommendation on behalf of the candidate by May 14, 2021. The application link can be found at www.westportct.gov/youthservices.
All WYC meetings are open to the public and are usually scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Appointed WYC members commit to participate in at least one advocacy group and other tasks as needed throughout the year, which may involve additional meetings.
About the Westport Youth Commission
The Westport Youth Commission, appointed by the First Selectman and staffed by the Department of Human Services, is comprised of 15 Westport high school students and an equal number of Westport adults. It serves as a catalyst for programs and activities that promote the positive development of youth in their families, schools, community and among their peers.