Borough Council is seeking two local students to serve as Junior Councilors as part of Yeadon’s participation in the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs’ Junior Council Person program. Participants must be high school students in 11th or 12th grade, residents of Yeadon, and willing to serve a one-year term.
The objective of this program is to help our youth understand how local government works and help make decisions that are necessary to govern. The Junior Councilor(s) will learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting, and running effective meetings. It will also allow the student(s) an opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community. As a result, the Junior Councilor(s) will be able to explain to their peers what municipal government is all about, and, in turn he/she will provide Yeadon Council with a perspective that is seldom seen in government – and that is the ideas and thoughts of our youth in our community.