You don’t have to be an adult to appreciate clean and attractive natural surroundings and the Keep High Point Beautiful board is seeking applications from motivated high school students who want to join the Keep High Point Beautiful Youth Advisory Council for the 2021-2022 school year.
Participation in the Youth Advisory Council includes attending Keep High Point Beautiful board meetings – which are virtual meetings at the present time – and attending and assisting with annual trash cleanup events.
Participants will also staff educational booths and programs, provide “ideas and insight for new and existing programming and events” and help the organization with its outreach efforts to other high school students.
In addition, those selected will assist with “litter indexing” – the system through which the City of High Point measures the severity of litter on its roads.
The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Youth Advisory Council participants will also get the chance to apply for the National Keep America Beautiful Youth Advisory Council. Of course, measures will be taken to make sure that that’s a COVID-19 safe environment for the youths who attend.
“The Keep High Point Beautiful Youth Advisory Council serves as an opportunity for high school students to voice their ideas on how we can improve High Point through beautification while protecting the environment,” stated Beautification Supervisor Rebecca Coplin in a Tuesday, Sept. 7 press release. “Youth Advisory Council members have the chance to learn more about the specific environmental challenges that we face in the Piedmont area and gain firsthand experience and knowledge of ways that we can improve our community.”
Students in grades 9 through 12 can download an application at www.highpointnc.gov/KHPByouthcouncil. Completed applications should then be submitted to Coplin before the September 22 deadline. Once the applications have been reviewed, potential candidates will be interviewed.
The article title made me chuckle and got me to check it out and I do agree with the sentiment.
That being said, this may not be a bad idea. These students will hopefully have a vested future in High Point, so it makes sense that they will start to get involved in keeping it clean. They may have ideas that get started now but finish up during their adulthood (still a government bureaucracy). It has a very “future leaders” feel to it which I appreciate.
Best of luck to the city and the students in making this work.
Sounds like a great leadership opportunity for future leaders of our community!
That’s great! Can you get my kids to do their chores at home?