Mayor Orman is looking for two scholars from Haas Hall Academy Bentonville with an interest in City government to serve on her 2023 Youth Council. This is a 12 month program where scholars will learn from a different City department each month. The Youth Council will foster an understanding of how municipal government works, provide a conduit for youth to communicate with city leadership, and help promote civic engagement.
The Youth Council will meet on the 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mayor Orman chose this meeting time to avoid conflict with extracurricular activities that take place after school. The program is designed for in-person meetings to be held at various office locations around Bentonville. Attendance at all meetings is required to be eligible to receive the certificate at the end of the program unless an emergency absence is approved. Mayor Orman will present these certificates to those members that complete the program at the December 12, 2023 City Council meeting.
Scholars in grades 9-11 will be considered, as long as they live within the Bentonville Corporate City limits, which does not include all Bentonville mailing addresses. We are happy to confirm that the scholar meets residency requirements prior to submission of the application form. Mayor Orman is looking for a diverse group of scholars that will engage themselves in this initiative.
Please click this link https://youtu.be/sMftVMZplZw to watch a video testimonial of current students participating in the program.
Interested scholars can obtain an application from Dr. Rod. The completed application and supporting documents must be returned to the Mayor’s office by Friday, November 18th via the e-mail address at the bottom of the application. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Magee at the email address below: