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North Tonawanda Youth Center

NORTH TONAWANDA
JUNIOR YOUTH BOARD

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson




Junior Youth Board offers students in grades 7 through 12 opportunities to broaden their personal skills in weekly sessions through hands on individual and group activities as well as discussion. 


Staff within the school district as well as community leaders, recruit interested students based on their need to improve school connectedness and increase their confidence level. Students will gain skills and become prepared to take on a leadership role in their community.


Participation in monthly sessions helps students become comfortable within the group in order to improve their confidence in working cooperatively as a team as well as independently. 


Topics include but are not limited to decision making, goal setting, teamwork, cooperation, and an understanding of oneself in various social situations. 


Here’s what you can expect at our monthly meetings; icebreaker games to help get to know each other; fun activities that involve team building and leadership; food (generally pizza, snacks & refreshments) and finally a group discussion led by our leadership team that includes brainstorming, activity planning, and student-centered feedback regarding enhancement, and/or development of youth programs to serve the youth of our city.


Here’s why you may be interested in joining our group:


  • Be a voice for your peers regarding programs for teens
  • Meeting and event hours count toward community service hours required by NTHS for graduation.
  • Participation looks great on college applications & work-related resumes
  • Have an opportunity to develop leadership skills
  • Have an opportunity to be a part of organizing and developing programs that can create positive change for the youth of your city.


JOIN US

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION HERE


If you have any questions, please email or call Michelle at mbernas@northtonawanda.org or 716.695-8520 Ext 5510