Monroe Youth In Government Program

The City of Monroe values the youth in our community. The purpose of the Youth in Government (YIG) program is to create a model of youth empowerment within Monroe through direct participation in local government. The overall goal is to bring the youth voice to community issues and concerns while fostering the development of confident, independent, and motivated youth leaders. 

The City of Monroe invites eligible youth to apply for youth seats on the Monroe City Council. 

  • Youth terms will run from September through April. 
  • Youth will have an advisory vote on the Council and the committee on which they serve.
  • Support and mentorship will be provided to youth in order to make this the best learning experience possible. 

The City of Monroe Youth in Government program is guided by the framework laid out in the 2019-2020 City of Monroe Youth in Government Handbook.


Who is eligible to apply?

Eligibility Requirements

  • Youth will apply in the spring semester of their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school. 
  • Youth must have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Youth must either attend the Monroe School District or be a City of Monroe resident. 
  • Youth must commit to attending a mandatory YIG orientation prior to taking the Oath of Office.

What is the application and recommendation process?

Nomination and Application Process

The nomination and application process has closed for the 2020-2021 program year. Information for the 2021-2022 year will be posted in January 2021. 

Recruitment and Recommendations

Missed the deadline for the 2021-2022 year but want to stay up to date regarding opportunities for future terms? Contact Victoria Solomon (victoria.solomon@wisc.edu) or Ellen Andrews (ellen.andrews@wisc.edu) to be put on a notification list once the applications are available.

What is the program timeline?

Nomination and Application Process

The nomination and application process has closed for the 2020-2021 program year. Information for the 2021-2022 year will be posted in January 2021. 

Orientation Information

The YIG orientations for the 2020-2021 YIG program will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 24-25, 2020. More information will be provided directly to the participating youth closer to the orientation dates.

Swearing in Ceremony

The youth participants in the 2020-2021 YIG program will be sworn in during a date that is yet to be specified in September 2020 at the Monroe City Hall.

Program Timeline

Youth terms will run from September through April. 

Who are the program partners?

This program is made possible through a partnership between the City of Monroe, the Monroe School District, and Extension Green County.


Questions? Contact:

Victoria website

 

Victoria Solomon
Community Resource Development Educator
Extension Green County
608-328-9440          Email:  victoria.solomon@wisc.edu

 

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Ellen Andrews
4-H Youth Development Educator
Extension Green County
608-328-9440          Email:  ellen.andrews@wisc.edu