Youth In Government – Brodhead

Gray LogoThe City of Brodhead values the youth in our community.  The purpose of the Youth in Government program is to create a model of youth empowerment within Brodhead through direct participation in local government.  The overall goal is to bring the youth voice to community issues and concerns while fostering the development of confident, independent, and motivated youth leaders.

The Brodhead City Council warmly offers its guidance to all YIG youth and leaders, and extends its wish of success to all participants.


OPPORTUNITY

The City of Brodhead invites eligible youth to apply for youth seats on City of Brodhead Council.  Youth terms will run from September – May.  Youth will have an advisory vote on the Council and the committee on which they serve.  Support and mentorship will be provided to youth in order to make this the best learning experience possible.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Youth will apply in the spring semester of their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school.
  • Youth must have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Youth must either attend the Brodhead School District or be a City of Brodhead resident.
  • Youth must commit to attending a mandatory YIG orientation prior to taking the Oath of Office.

NOMINATION & APPLICATION PROCESS

2017 Brodhead Youth in Government Nominations Open Press Release

The nomination period for the 2017-2018 Brodhead Youth in Government program closed on February 17, 2017.

 
The application period for the 2017-2018 Brodhead Youth in Government program closed on March 17, 2017.

 
The UW-Extension office is now contacting youth to schedule interviews.
Brodhead Youth in Government interviews will be held on Monday, April 17 at Brodhead City Hall. Please reserve this date.
Brodhead Youth in Government mandatory orientations will be held Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22. Please reserve these dates.


RESOURCES

The City of Brodhead’s Youth in Government program is guided by the framework laid out in the 2016 City of Brodhead Youth in Government Handbook.

 


PROGRAM PARTNERS

This program is made possible through a partnership between the City of Brodhead, the Brodhead School District, and Green County UW-Extension.

 

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Victoria Solomon
Community Resource Development Educator
608-328-9440          Email:  victoria.solomon@ces.uwex.edu

 

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Ellen Andrews
4-H Youth Development Educator
608-328-9440          Email:  ellen.andrews@ces.uwex.edu