Monday, October 20, 2014

Youth in Government returns

By The Herald Staff | 9/6/2013

A popular program aimed at involving high school students in civics is returning.

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. now is accepting applications from eighth- through 12th-grade students for the agency’s Youth in Government program. The group’s mission is to give students in the Ottawa school district an opportunity to learn about and participate in city government on a personal level.

A popular program aimed at involving high school students in civics is returning.

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. now is accepting applications from eighth- through 12th-grade students for the agency’s Youth in Government program. The group’s mission is to give students in the Ottawa school district an opportunity to learn about and participate in city government on a personal level.

“This program was created to provide students with an atmosphere that promotes increased self-esteem, positive personal growth and development, a sense of empowerment, and a respect for the uniqueness of others,” an ECKAN press release read. “All youth who take part in YIG will come away with the knowledge that they are a vital and worthwhile segment of our community who can affect real and direct changes.”

The program is sponsored by ECKAN’s Ottawa Volunteer Center, the Ottawa City Commission, Ottawa school board, Ottawa High School, Ottawa Middle School and the Youth Action Council.

Applications can be picked up at OHS, OMS or the ECKAN office and must be returned to the ECKAN office, 1320 S. Ash St., Ottawa, by Sept. 30. Call Richard Jackson at (785) 242-7450 with questions.

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