What is Youth in Government Day (YIGD)?
In 1969, the City of Anaheim started a program called Youth in Government Day to provide high school students with firsthand knowledge on how city government plays an important role in their daily lives. Youth in Government day encourages participants to actively engage in meaningful dialogue and participate in activities that can help shape the City’s future. The program’s goal is simply to develop in youth an awareness about how their city functions and assist them in becoming well informed and active citizens in their communities.
Description of YIGD 2013
The 2013 Youth in Government Day Program will focus on how the city’s departments can improve their communications and dialogue with residents and neighborhoods. Youth in Government Day participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with their peers and city staff on this important topic and visit key city facilities that are vital to the city’s operation. Participants will develop a working plan and present it at a mock city council meeting.
Youth in Government Day is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
(OPTIONAL) Youth Leadership City Council Positions
If you are interested in taking on a leadership role during Youth in Government Day as a council member, city manager, or city clerk, please select the appropriate box on the bottom portion of the application. The top candidate for a council member position will be offered the position as Mayor. Selection of your desire to participate in a leadership position on your application does not guarantee you an interview.
Please note that you will be required to participate in an oral interview process if you seek one of the leadership city council positions. If you are selected, you will be notified of your interview date and time via phone or email. Interviews will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 and the Mock City Council Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Attendance is REQUIRED, if selected to participate in these.
The application form is unavailable since the deadline has passed.
Return applications via email, U.S. Mail, or fax by Friday, March 15, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact Veronica Guerrero at (714) 765-6404
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailing address: 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 433. Anaheim, CA 92805
Fax #: 714-533-5223