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Valdosta commissioners aim to inspire students in city government

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The mayor and city council of Valdosta hope to build leadership skills in students with the creation of a youth council.

It's called the Valdosta Youth Council, and aims to inspire 7th and 8th grade students to build leadership and civic responsibility, and have them gain a better understanding of municipal government.

In order to participate, students must be enrolled in a public or private middle school located within the Valdosta city limits and must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Educators in these schools will be responsible for nominating students for the 2015-2016 inaugural program.

Learn more: Valdosta Youth Council

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 2.

To apply, contact City Clerk Teresa Bolden at (229) 259-3503 or Public Information Officer Sementha Mathews at (229) 259-3548.

View the application here

The VYC will officially be sworn in at the Oct. 22 Valdosta City Council meeting.

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