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Catawba County Youth Council Application

Catawba County Youth Council Application    

Return  to:    Donna Mull, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center, PO Box 389, Newton, NC 28658. Fax: 828-465-8428. Email:

Name ____ ____________________________           Grade ________

Address __ _______________________________________________________

Phone _____________________________      Email ______________________

High School: _______________________________________________________

Optional Information:

Race (circle):  White     African-American    Hispanic   Hmong     Multi-racial   Other

Gender: ______

Please note: Membership on the Youth Council demands strict attendance. The Youth Council meets one Monday evening a month at the Agricultural Resources Center in Newton. In addition to the monthly meeting, you may be asked to attend some county meetings or functions, community service projects, and/or state Youth Council weekend meetings in addition to the monthly meetings. The Council consists of youth leaders that represent each high school, as well as other groups, in Catawba County. Preference for membership given to rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

  1. What personal skills and characteristics do you possess that would make you a good Council member?
  2. List activities you have been involved in for the past 2 years. Include the school, community, church, employment, and leadership roles you have held.
  3. Use a separate piece of paper to describe what you would like to accomplish for youth in Catawba County while serving on the Youth Council and why you should be selected as a member of the Youth Council.
  4. Include a letter of recommendation from an adult who has personally known you and has worked with you in school or in non-school activities. The references should speak to your leadership potential, personal character, and ability to manage the demands of both school and the council.

 Student Signature:

I have read and understood the time commitment required for the Catawba County Youth Council. I also know the importance of academics and the necessity for me to maintain/improve my GPA while serving on the Council. I am able to make this commitment for the school year.

________________________________                        _____________________

Student Signature                                                               Date


I give permission for _____________________________ to seek the position of Catawba County Youth Council member. I will support their attendance at monthly meeting and participation in Council activities and projects.

____________________________________               _______________________

Parent Signature                                                                 Date

Please return your application with a letter of reference to your school or N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center which is located at the Agricultural Resources Center in Newton. You may mail your application or drop it by our office which is location at 1175 South Brady Avenue.

Contact Donna Mull, Council Advisor, at or 828-465-8240  for more information or to return your completed application by email.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran s status.  In addition, the two Universities welcome all person without regard to sexual orientation.  North Carolina State University, North Carolina A& T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.2.2.  Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting George Place, County Extension Director, at 828-465-8240 or  or 828-465-8428 (fax), or in person at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Catawba County office at least 10 days prior to the event.