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