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Statewide Youth Council Seeks Applicants

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 12:30
Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

For teens and adults ages 13 to 21 who are interested in advocating for their peers on important youth issues, here's an opportunity to do so: The New York State Governor's Youth Council is seeking applicants for the 2022 program. Sixty-two candidates will be chosen, one from each county in the state.

The program promises "to engage youth in state government and create a platform for their voices to be heard by policymakers," according to a press release. 

Representatives will be chosen for their outstanding character, civic engagement, academics, and leadership skills. They will take part in discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion; substance abuse; mental health; preventing gender-based bias and violence; relationships with law enforcement, and other topics. 

Applications are due Monday, April 4. The online form to fill out can be found at

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