Mar 14, 2012 10:31 AM by AP

Applications open for youth council spots

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Applications are open through Thursday for positions on the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council.

The council facilitates communication between youth and the Legislature and gives students the opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government.

The Advocate reports two student members are elected from each congressional district, and seven additional youth members are appointed to represent school-sponsored or community service clubs or organizations with a civic mission.

Members must be between the ages of 14 and 19 and enrolled in a public or private high school, a home school or participating in a GED skills program during the 2012-13 school year.


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