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September 12, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon Teen Coalition kicks off another year of leadership and community service. Applications are actively circulating at El Cajon middle schools, high schools, and recreation centers, with applications also made available on the City’s website, at

Candidates must be residents of El Cajon or attend a school within the city limits, in grades 6th through 12th, and be under the age of 19 years old as of September 1, 2012. Those interested in becoming a teen coalition member need to complete an application and return it to the Recreation Department at City Hall, located at 200 Civic Center Way, in El Cajon, by Friday, October 5, 2012.

Engage, educate and empower! These continue to be the goals for the City’s Teen Coalition. Teen Coalition members will learn about sectors working within the community, explore problem solving strategies regarding youth issues, develop their leadership skills, and have opportunities to engage in community service. In addition, the Teen Coalition will create a community service project for the year. Outside of special events, the Teen Coalition will meet at the Renette Recreation Center, located at 935 S. Emerald Avenue.

The Teen Coalition will also continue to sponsor the annual “Youth of the Year” award as it continues to spotlight area youth who go above and beyond in serving their community.

Who: The City of El Cajon Recreation Department Teen Coalition.

What: An opportunity to develop skills in leadership, discuss important issues regarding teens and become involved in community service.

Why: Represent youth in the City of El Cajon

How: Apply today and make a difference in your community, visit us on


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