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Be a voice of Colorado youth at the Capitol

Be a voice of Colorado youth at the Capitol

Are you a high school student interested in making a lasting impact on your community? Are you passionate about creating better, more representative solutions to best address issues you care about? Are you interested in learning about state government and public policy? Do you have big ideas and want to make your voice heard in an influential way? Then check out the Colorado Youth Advisory Council and apply today to be a COYAC representative for the 2015-16 school year! Hurry - positions will fill up quickly!

COYAC provides young people the opportunity to make their voices heard. With COYAC, students are able to influence policy, getting involved in the process and making recommendations to the Colorado State Legislature. No background with government or politics is necessary; an interest in public policy is ideal. We are looking to build a Council of students dedicated to making the world a better place by creating solutions that make a difference for Colorado youth.

Joining the Council is a two-year commitment and students must be available for four meetings throughout the Council year. Members are responsible for communicating with the Council in between meetings to continuously move forward with projects. Additionally, members participate in conferences, forums and discussions to establish community amongst the Council.

The Council is made up of 40 high school students, representing Colorado’s 35 Senate districts and 5 at-large positions. The current available positions include representatives from Senate Districts :

1 (Burlington)

3 (Pueblo, Pueblo West)

5 (Salida, Gunnison, Delta)

7 (Mesa),

8 (Moffat, Rio Blanco, Jackson, Grand, Summit, Routt)

10 (Colorado Springs)

12 (Rural Colorado Springs, Fort Carson, Cimarron Hills, Fountain) 13( Greeley, Evans, Garden City)

14 (Fort Collins)

20 (Jefferson County, Wheatridge)

21 (Genessee, Morrison, Kittridge, Columbine)

24 (Westminister, Thorton)

25 (Brighton)

33 (Aurora)

Interested candidates may apply by visiting the COYAC website and downloading the application. Apply quickly as spaces are limited. Questions can be sent to Maggie Center at maggie@engagedpublic.com

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