NEW ORLEANS, LA – NORDC is excited to announce the creation of the NORDC Teen Council. This Council will be a diverse group of 12 individuals that will represent each Council District . NORDC’s Teen Council’s mission is to empower young people ages, 12-17, by developing a social growth environment through structured NORDC Teen Programming. NORDC has begun the application vetting process for residents ages 13-17 across the City. The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, January 27, 2012.
This is a big commitment so each young person applying should consider the following expectations:
Assist in the planning and implementation of Teen Programming Initiatives,
Workshops and Projects,
Attend all schedule meetings and projects, which are scheduled every third Saturday except in February.
The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 25th 9-11am, be prepared to make basic announcements and attend Full Commission Meetings, participate in a Committee of Interest in the Teen Council, Assist in the creation of the Teen Council structure, scheduled events, and by-laws, Writing articles for NORDC Teen Council newsletter and website, participate in a Leadership Mentors Program.
All teens interested are encouraged to apply. There are two ways to complete the Application Packet:
1) Visit NORDC online at www.nola.gov/residents/nord/teen-programs/
Complete application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Pick up and Mail to 800 Race Street NOLA 70130.
The selection criteria is as follows:
Two Letters of Recommendation need to be included in the application packet which document:
1) Student involvement in community & school activities
2) Hours of Community Service
3) Positive Peer Group Involvement
4) Most Improved Student (Academic or Conduct).
The NORDC Teen Council is free and open to the public. However, participants must participate in all assigned roles and responsibilities.
Anyone interested in applying should contact Christina Pappion at the NORDC office at (504) 658-3016. For more information on the NORDC Teen Council, please visit http://www.nola.gov/Residents/NORD/Teen-Programs/.