Delaware County Council Launches New Junior Council Program

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Released: July 3, 2024

Delaware County Council Launches New Junior Council Program

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors to have opportunity to participate in leadership program

Delaware County Council is launching its new Junior County Council program, which offers local high school students a unique opportunity to explore local government, connect with leaders, and gain invaluable insights by participating as a Junior Council Member for the upcoming 2024/2025 school year.

As a Junior Council Member, students will have the opportunity to directly engage with County government officials, develop leadership skills, engage with stakeholders about real issues, gain firsthand experience in policy-making processes, contribute to community outreach and public service initiatives, and benefit from the mentorship of County Council Members and other County officials.

The goal? To help shape students into future community leaders.

Junior Council Members will also attend Delaware County Council’s bi-monthly public meetings (held Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.), where students will interact with Council, listen to public comments, observe decision-making processes, and gain an in-depth understanding of Council’s roles and responsibilities.

This immersive hands-on experience will equip participants with a deeper understanding of local government operations and a better understanding of how to make a difference.

Who's Eligible?

The Delaware County Junior County Council program will select between two and four applicants each school year. Application requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Delaware County, PA school (students from both public and private high schools are eligible).
  • Applicants must be either a rising junior or senior in high school.
  • Applicants are responsible for their own transportation to meetings and events unless specified otherwise.
  • Applicants MUST BE AVAILABLE for interviews from July 29 through August 2.

Application Deadline

To be eligible for consideration for the 2024/2025 school year, students must submit their application by July 12, 2024.

Program Start and Completion Date

The journey begins on August 28 with a comprehensive orientation and will continue through the end of the 2024/2025 school year.

Interested? We hope to hear from you!

To submit an application, go to DelcoPA.Gov/JuniorCouncil.

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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