Youth Task Force – Now accepting applications

As you may or may not know, I am one of the Staff Liaisons for the City of Carrollton Youth Task Force (YTF). The YTF is made up of teens from across the city. This group acts as the voice for Carrollton teens to staff as well as the City Council. It is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the City works and to work with teens from different schools. Here are more details on the YTF:

We are currently seeking new members. Members are in grades 6 through 12 and usually remain on the task force until graduation. The YTF meets on the first Monday of EVERY month at 6:30p.m., usually at the Josey Ranch Lake Library.

I hope that you will consider applying. Here is the application: (PDF). Applications can be submitted to me, Jennie Evans, at either library by Tuesday, August 31st. Current members will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews for the following week (September 8).

The Youth Task Force needs YOU

The City of Carrollton’s Youth Task Force is a group of teens appointed by the City Council. The YTF’s mission is:

The Youth Task Force takes the responsibility of accepting the leadership role for the youth of Carrollton by identifying, prioritizing and acting upon the following key issues concerning youth.

  • To be informed about the resources for youth
  • To establish and maintain communication between the youth and city government
  • To ultimately bring the youth into an active role

Basically, this means that the YTF’s job is to be the voice of Carrollton teens. That’s YOU! The YTF members talks to city employees (that’s me and many other people) about what’s going on with teens in Carrollton. Past YTF members have helped plan at events like Battle of the Bands and, more recently Teens Take Over! YTF member also volunteer at various city activities like the Daddy Daughter Dance AND learn more about city government.

So, what does all this mean to you? Well, know you know you DO have a voice in Carrollton. Also, the YTF is currently accepting applications for new members. So, if you are

  • 13+,
  • live in Carrollton or attend a Carrollton school,
  • need something AWESOME for your college application
  • and want to make a difference in the community,
  • APPLY TODAY! Print out a copy of the YTF Application (it’s in Microsoft Word) and return to JENNIE at the Hebron and Josey library by AUGUST 28 or GABE at the Rosemeade Recreation Center by AUGUST 29. Leave us a comment if you have any questions. I hope you’ll think about joining!

Great music, great cause

The City of Carrollton, Youth Task Force, and American Indoor are proud to present:

Carrollton Teen CommUNITY concert

December 15, 2007 from 7:00p.m.-midnight

at American Indoor


Stealing Popularity
The Last Dinosaur
B**r Gnomes


Tickets: $8
Details on tickets sales are coming soon! 

Proceeds from this event will go to Bea’s Kids
For more information call 972-466-9808

For ages 11+