Ahoskie to form Youth Advisory Council

Published 5:55 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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AHOSKIE – A plan introduced by Ahoskie Mayor Weyling White to form a Youth Advisory Council has the blessings of the Ahoskie Town Council.

At their recent meeting, Town Council members gave White the green light to move forward with his plan.

According to Mayor White, the Ahoskie Youth Council will serve as an advisory arm of the Town Council. The six-member Youth Council will participate in community service projects and plan/develop leadership opportunities for young people. The group will meet monthly (on the third Monday) where they will brainstorm ideas and serve as a voice for other youth residing in Ahoskie.

White said with the start-up of a new school year (effective Aug. 23), now is the time to get the Youth Council idea off the ground.

“This will be high school-age youth who live in Ahoskie and who will meet and be able to voice their concerns to the Town Council,” White said.

White suggested that the Youth Council membership consist of two students at Hertford County High School and one each from Hertford County Early College, C.S. Brown STEM School, Ahoskie Christian School, and Ridgecroft School.

Applications will be available at the guidance counselor office at the schools or at the Ahoskie Town Hall. All applications must be submitted by Sept. 10.

“We’ll put together a selection committee who will conduct interviews of the applicants,” White said.

“This is a fabulous idea; one I am completely in favor of,” stated Councilwoman Jamie Burns, who volunteered to serve on the selection committee.

For more information about the Youth Council, call the Town Hall at 252-332-5146.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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