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Youth Civic Leadership Experience June 6-10, 2022

Applications due April 1, 2022

Growing Local Leaders

A Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Program

June 6-10, 2022 8am-3pm

A one week summer program designed to teach community leadership and civic engagement by immersing students in the Port Orange/South Daytona government and local business community.

Students will interact with the leaders and business partners of our community, learning the unique characteristics of our region and the challenges faced while growing and maintaining a vibrant healthy community.

Cost: $50.00 per student -Scholarships are available Open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors

•Must attend a Port Orange/South Daytona high school OR reside in Port Orange/South Daytona.

• Applications are available at: Atlantic HS, Spruce Creek HS, Warner Christian Academy and the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber Of Commerce.

All applications are due by April 1st. For more information please email [email protected] or contact Patty Tropea 386-761-1601 or [email protected]

Through community involvement and civic commitment, our youth of today will become our local leaders of tomorrow.

Important Documents and Application

Youth Civic Leadership Experience A Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Program Application Program Overview:

The Youth Civic Leadership Experience is an intensive one-week summer program designed to teach community leadership and civic engagement by immersing students in the Port Orange government and local business community. The program is designed to develop informed individuals through field trips, interactive seminars, and face-to-face meetings with key community leaders.

Selection Criteria:

• Rising Sophomore or Junior in Port Orange/South Daytona High School

• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

• Demonstrates commitment to community leadership and involvement

• Demonstrates personal integrity and responsibility

• Must attend entire week of program

• Must have daily transportation to/from POSD Chamber of Commerce

• Must have parental consent

Application Requirements:

1. Questionnaire: Be thorough and thoughtful in your responses to the attached questionnaire.

2. Letters of Reference/Teacher Recommendation: Applicant must have two letters of reference or teacher recommendations. Please provide the attached form to your teacher/supervisor with enough time to complete by the application deadline.

3. Commitment/Consent Signatures: Applicant must read and sign the attached commitment form. Parent or guardian must read and sign the attached consent form.

Important Dates:

Friday April 1, 2022 – ALL APPLICATIONS DUE - Completed packets are due to the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce (3431 Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32129 Tel:(386) 761-1601

Wednesday April 4 - 14, 2022 – Program participants notified of acceptance. $50 fee due upon acceptance.

Friday, June 3, 2022 – 9am-3pm -- Tshirts and orientation packets available for pickup at the POSD Chamber of Commerce Riverside Pavilion. Packets will also be available Monday June 10th.

Monday June 6, 2022 – Friday June 10, 2022: Program runs daily 8:00am – 3:00pm. Pick up and drop off at the POSD Chamber of Commerce Riverside Pavilion (3431 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange 32129).