County Information Desk:
Youth Advisory Committee
Looking for New Members!
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Have you ever seen a medic respond to a heart attack? Do you know how large a traffic signal is or what it’s like to be behind bars? Do you want the opportunity to be on TV?
Teens Behind the Scenes is a new program that takes an exclusive look at the inner workings of Pinellas County government. Once a month from January to April, teens will go behind the scenes to experience first-hand what goes into keeping the county running.
class size is limited!
- meet and make new friends
- to learn about county government and operations
- leadership opportunities
- help the environment
- having a voice in county government
- learn about county history
- volunteering to help with community projects
- meet the county leaders
- looks good on college applications
- opportunity to be on TV
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To become a member, committee participants must be:
- current students in grades 9-12
- reside in Pinellas County
- have a desire to learn about county government
- serve until graduation from high school
Interested youth and their parents are welcome to sit in on a general session meeting. Please let us know you will be attending a meeting by email, so we can welcome you properly.
- third (or 3rd) Wednesday of the month
Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court Street, Clearwater, 5th floor, Commissioners Conference Room
- Meeting Schedule
The committee provides regular reports and updates to the Board of County Commissioners at their monthly night meeting. In addition, the committee plans and participates in several community service projects throughout the year.
For more information about the Youth Advisory Committee, please contact the Staff Advisor:
Pinellas County Extension
The Youth Advisory Committee, established in 2001, was developed as a vehicle for young people to provide input and assistance to the Pinellas County Commission. The committee assists the commission by helping young people identify their needs, to organize activities that are beneficial to the community, to suggest services they need as a group, and to become active participants with their adult counterparts in county programs.