Mayor’s Youth Council sponsors Community Service Day
More than 150 area high school students have signed up for a youth Community Service Day Saturday, April 17, sponsored by the Wichita Mayor’s Youth Council.
Volunteering begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. as participants return to Old Town Square for a picnic lunch and congratulations by City Council members Lavonta Williams, Sue Schlapp, Jeff Longwell and Janet Miller.
The Mayor’s Youth Council was formed in 2007 to provide Wichita youth an opportunity to weigh in on community issues and learn about government.
The Youth Council is a diverse group of 40 Wichita high school students. Students on the council elect a youth mayor, vice-mayor, seven committee chairs, city manager, clerk of council and sergeant-at-arms. The remaining members represent the General Council and each belongs to one of seven committees.
This event was planned by the Leadership and Community Service and Support committees of the Mayor’s Youth Council, with the help of adult advisors and parents. Supplies have been provided by Star Lumber Building Supply, Inc.
Among the local agencies providing volunteer opportunities are Lifeline Animal Shelter, Riverbank Restoration, City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department, Trees for Life/Books for Life and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.