Valdese Youth Council

What is the point of a Youth Council? 

  • To create a board composed of local youth that provide insight to the local governing body, as well as community organizations.
  • To create a learning experience by offering real-world experience in Local Government.
  • Promotes civic engagement.
  • To teach about the roles of each Local Government Departments & Council.
  • Provides students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills while earning community service hours.
  • Allows the local youth to have an opportunity to communicate their concerns and ideas regarding their community.
  •  Allows the youth to have an input to better their community. 
  • Students who participate will earn a letter of recommendation for college from the Valdese Mayor.

Who should serve on the Youth Council?

  • High school aged students who are eager to be involved in local government and volunteering. 
  • Students applying for college looking for community service hours and letters of recommendation. 

Contact: Madeleine Shull • Town of Valdese Assistant Director of Community Affairs & Tourism • • 828-879-2129

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