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Sunnyside's Promise seeks youth team members

Sunnyside's Promise is joining with the America's Promise Youth Partnership Team to seek members for the alliance for youth leadership program, designed to create a new view of the needs of today's youth.

The youth partnership team will be comprised of leaders chosen to held support and lead the campaign for children both in their community and on a regional basis, according to Promise leadership.

Part of the team's duties will include working in their communities and with other team members from around the nation to develop strategies to improve youth achievement.

The teams will be helping to change public policies which affect children, as well as helping to change the ways in which young people are served, according to Lisa Fairbairn of Sunnyside's Promise.

The application deadline for the youth partnership team is Friday, April 15.

To be considered for the youth partnership team, individuals must be between the ages of 14 and 22, as of April 15, 2005; be able to commit to a one-year term on the youth partnership team (including summers); and able to dedicate at least 10 hours per month to work with the team, as well as having access to email, in order to participate in conference calls and on-line chats at least two evenings per month.

Fairbairn said team members are required to attend an orientation and training session to be held in Washington D.C. July 25-30.

Fairbairn said travel expenses for the partnership program are covered by America's Promise. Applications can be found on the America's Promise web site at www.americaspromise.org/files/YPT2005.doc

To learn more about the youth partnership program call Fairbairn at 836-8417 or call 10800-365-0153 ext. 3832.

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