OSWEGO — The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau continues to accept applications for the Leadership Oswego County Youth program. The program is open to any high school student who is interested in developing their leadership skills.
Online sessions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month from January through June.
Any high school student interested in participating may apply at https://forms.gle/rp2aTcTrxPKGr3NXA. Applicants must have a valid Google account. The application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 1.
“LOCY focuses on helping high school students develop leadership, public speaking, team-building, community awareness, decision-making skills, and much more,” said Kristen Slimmer, Youth Activities Coordinator for the Youth Bureau. “The curriculum is built on a series of workshops that reinforce aspects of personal, team and community growth, and combine discussions and activities that relate to the Oswego County community.”
The program is coordinated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and is sponsored by the Youth Bureau, SUNY Oswego, Elmcrest Children’s Center, and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
“Leadership Oswego County Youth helps high school students learn life-long skills that will enable them to make a difference in their home, school and community now, as well as serve them in their adult lives,” said Brian Chetney, Director of the Youth Bureau. “Ideally, we would like to have two to four students involved from each school district. It’s important to have all areas of our county represented, because it allows for better networking opportunities for LOCY members, and it helps them have a more complete view of the county they live in.”
Enrolled students will be contacted by the program coordinator after Dec. 1 with access information for program orientation. LOCY facilitators will hold a virtual program orientation for enrolled students and their parents or guardians at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Youth enrolled in the program and their parents or guardians will be able to learn more about the program, expectations of the students, and have their questions answered.
For more information about the program, contact Kristen Slimmer, Youth Activities Coordinator for the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and Leadership Oswego County Youth Program Coordinator, at 315-349-3575 or email email@example.com. More information about Youth Bureau activities is available at https://youthbureau.oswegocounty.com/.