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Applications Due By Sept. 28

September 11, 2009 (El Cajon)--To engage, educate and empower--these are goals for the City’s Teen Coalition, which is kicking off another year of leadership and community service. This special coalition, offered through the City’s Recreation Department, is an opportunity for teens to develop skills in leadership, discuss important teen issues, and become involved in community service. Applications for membership are due by September 28.


Those selected 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. Outside of special events, the Teen Coalition will meet on the third Thursday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Renette Recreation Center, located at 935 S. Emerald Avenue. A kick-off teambuilding orientation event will be held at San Diego State University (SDSU).


The Teen Coalition will create a community service project from May through July and will continue to sponsor the annual “Youth of the Year” award as it further helps put a spotlight on those youth who go above and beyond in serving their community.


Candidates must be residents of El Cajon or attend a school within the City limits in grades six through 12 as of September 1, 2009, and be under the age of 19. Those interested in becoming coalition members may complete an application and return it to the Recreation Department at City Hall by September 28. Applications are actively circulating at El Cajon middle schools, high schools, and recreation centers; press releases and the applications are also available on the City’s website at www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us. For more information please call the City of El Cajon’s Recreation Department at (619) 441-1754.

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