WELCOME NEW DDA MEMBER: Christine Jobson of Norm's Heating and Cooling!!
Government for Tomorrow, a non-profit group that helps cities and schools create student positions on local government boards, will be joining us via ZOOM at 8:15 am.
My name is Liam and I’m a Charlevoix High School student and founder of the nonprofit, Government for Tomorrow. We help cities and schools create student positions on local government boards. We recently worked with the City of Saginaw to develop a nonvoting student position on their DDA, and we have in total helped create 19 positions across Michigan.
A student position is the opportunity for a high schooler to represent the youth voice of their community. The student liaison can bring their individually unique perspective as well as the student consensus that is found through polling. Government for Tomorrow presents in classrooms to convince students of the merit in community involvement, reviews applications, conducts interviews, and recommends to the given board a student who best satisfies qualities we believe to make successful youth representatives. Once the student is appointed, we train the student member to be a highly effective member of the board by breaking down things like Robert’s Rules of Order, peer communication, polling, and objective representation. The student member receives books and a business headshot to advance their growing career. The idea is for the student and city to greatly benefit from this initiative.
I’d love to have a conversation about student involvement in Vassar– Please let me know if you are interested in arranging a meeting to discuss student liaison positions.