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KLCB Youth Council accepting applications

By Staff | Jun 24, 2020

Keep Lee County Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 KLCB Youth Council.

It is a unique opportunity for high school students from diverse backgrounds across the county to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Members will contribute to and inform KLCB on programs while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service at their schools and in their communities.

The KLCB Youth Council creates a framework for youth engagement. KLCB seeks to infuse the youth voice into its programs and build on the model of youth leadership seen in its partner affiliates.

The KLCB Youth Council provides youth with the opportunity to:

– Engage in creative work with a nonprofit organization focused on litter prevention, beautification and community greening and waste reduction and recycling

– Partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the county

– Inform KLCB on programs while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service

– Act as a service-learning ambassador in their community by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service and service-learning

Youth interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

– Be between 13-18 years old by June 1, 2020

– Be enrolled in public, private or homeschool (in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12) in August 2020

– Be a resident of Lee County

– Be able to commit to a term from August 2020 to April 2021, including one-hour monthly meetings and additional KLCB and council-sponsored events

– Be available for an in-person training event TBA at the Waste-to-Energy and Materials Recovery Facility, at 10500 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers

One upperclassman and one underclassman will be selected from each school with applicants that qualify. Criteria for selection will include, but not be limited to, writing ability, leadership skills demonstrated, ability to commit time to serve on council, and focus area distribution.

Applications will be accepted through June 30.

For more information about Keep Lee County Beautiful, visit www.klcb.org.