We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Eden Youth Council. Beginning March 1 through April 28, Eden area youths ages 14 to 20 and living in the Morehead High School attendance zone are encouraged to apply.
The formation of the Eden Youth Council was approved by the Eden City Council in May 2012. Made up of youth from the Eden area, the Eden Youth Council provides advice to the Eden City Council and other organizations within the city. The main purpose of the Eden Youth Council is to meet the needs of young people within the community.
The Eden Youth Council held their fourth orientation meeting in August 2016 with the meeting led to order by chairperson Emily Prescott. Some of their 2016-2017 service projects included RiverFest, fall yard cleanup projects, shopping for toys for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and street cleanup.
Upcoming projects include the annual Color Me Carefree 5k event on April 29 to benefit Camp Carefree and also a Kickball Tournament for third- through fifth-grade kids (winning team will receive the proceeds to go towards their P.E. Department) scheduled for May 6.
Current members of the Eden Youth Council include: Executive Council – Chair Emily Prescott; Vice Chair Sarah Shumate; Secretary Tyree Harbor; Media Committee Chair Hannah Johnson; and Recruiting Committee Chair Destiny Fish; as well as Paige Baker, Holden Barham, Libby Blair, Megan Blankenship, Johnnie Brown, Morgan Corum, Victoria Crouch, Cody Dunn, Destiny Fish, Noell Foster, Ashaj John, Hannah Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Amari Lester, Angelica Lynn, Bennet Nooe, Austin Panzer, William Prescott, Matthew Shockley, Sarah Shumate, Amari Simpson, Harrison Smith, Alaa Suleiman, Carlea Rae Thomas, Abigail Watkins, Dylan Willey and Cameron Rosas Wuotto.
Youth of all backgrounds are welcomed. We are seeking Morehead High School students, non-students, students from Rockingham Community College, private schools and home-schooled students who want to shape the future of Eden.
If you are interested or if you know of an area youth that would be a good representative, please contact Sheralene Thompson, Eden City Clerk at 336-623-7789, extension 3020, or Erin Gilley, at 336-623-7789, extension 3037. Applications can be picked up at Eden City Hall in the Clerk’s Office or you may also apply online at: http://www.edennc.us/FormCenter/Eden-Youth-Council-Application-15/Eden-Youth-Council-Application-92.
Deadline for turning in applications for the 2017-2018 Eden Youth Council is April 28. The 2017-2018 Eden Youth Council term will begin in August.