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Westport Seeks Teens, Adults for Volunteer Youth Commission

Westport is seeking high school and adult volunteers to serve on the Youth Commission.
Westport is seeking high school and adult volunteers to serve on the Youth Commission. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Youth Commission needs volunteers.

Students in ninth through 12th grade and adults are needed for the 2016 to 2017 school year.

“The Youth Commission serves as a public forum for youth issues and advocates for youth needs and concerns in the community,” Human Services Director Barbara Butler said.

“Its 30 members, 15 students and 15 adults, appointed by the First Selectman," she explained.

Incoming 9th grade students are invited to join the Freshman Committee prior to applying for appointment as sophomores.

Those currently in eighth through 11th grade or an adult who is interested in discussing youth issues on a monthly basis while making a difference in their community are encouraged to join.

The appointment process for youth and adults includes the submission of a letter of interest, a completed Interest Inventory and at least one letter of recommendation on behalf of the candidate.

Completed documents must be received by April 8.

The application and interest packet can be found on the Town of Westport website at under “Appointed Boards: Youth Commission.”

All WYC meetings are open to the public and are generally scheduled for the third Thursday of each month.

Appointed WYC members commit to participate in at least one advocacy group and other tasks as needed throughout the year which may involve additional meetings.

For more information, contact Kevin Godburn at (203) 341-1155 or

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