The Salisbury Wicomico Youth Civics Council’s mission is to engage our future leaders to take an active leadership role in their community. mobilize and empower the youth of our community by providing meaningful opportunities to engage in civic leadership and service. Applications are openMembers of this council will work closely with governmental and community leaders to raise awareness on youth-related issues. After receiving direct mentorship from relevant stakeholders, the youth council-members will present their proposals to the city and county councils in a public forum. The program focuses on five main categories of civic engagement: music, arts, homelessness, elderly and the Council’s long-lasting legacy project. Approved applications will be appointed a term of one-year, from September through May. Committee members may stay on for up to four terms, however a new application must be submitted each year.
The Youth Civics Council meets once a month to discuss current events, or plan future projects .YCC hosts a number of events throughout the academic year.
The City, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, the Wicomico Board of Education, and the Greater Salisbury Committee have partnered to provide a 8-week employment opportunity which includes structured learning and mentoring designed to give teens the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and thrive post-graduation. Volunteers from JA will work with the participants throughout to ensure optimal on-the-job performance, and will counsel the participants on resume and soft skill development. By the end of the program, participants will have established work experience history, learned valuable job skills, cultivated the knowledge necessary for future career growth, and gained access to business resources in and around the City.