Helena Teen Council accepting new applications

Pictured are former members of the Helena Teen Council. New applications are now being accepted for the new school year. (File)

Pictured are former members of the Helena Teen Council. New applications are now being accepted for the new school year. (File)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena Teen Council is now accepting new applications for ninth and tenth grade students interested in joining the council.

The Helena Teen Council was put in place by the city of Helena in order to promote volunteerism, leadership and knowledge about the city you live in, according to information provided about the organization.

The group of students selected to be a part of the Helena Teen Council organization will be able to experience key government speakers with both local and state governments, learn what goes into running a city, organize beneficial projects, get their Give Me 5 hours, be with friends, start building a resume and become a stronger leader in the community.

Ninth and tenth graders may apply and must be able to commit to attending two meetings on the second and fourth week of every month at 6 p.m.

In April of this year, the Helena Teen Council had the opportunity to visit the state capital and were introduced to some important members of the Alabama government.

All application forms will be available in the front office at Helena High School and online.

Students will need to fill out the application, get teacher recommendation filled out, choose one of two topics, write a brief essay, turn in all forms to City Hall or send them to Helenateencouncil@hotmail.com and then will be contacted within a two weeks after submission.

For any questions, contact Kylie Woodman at Kyliesarah2006@hotmail.com

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 1.