Hewes, Rizk selected as members of the Gulfport Mayor’s Youth Council

The Mayor’s office at the City of Gulfport holds a Mayor’s Youth Council each year.  Applications for membership in the Mayor’s Youth Council is open to any student who is in ninth through twelfth grade who attends high school or is a resident within the geographic boundaries of the city of Gulfport.

St. Patrick students Sam Hewes and Chloe Rizk were selected to be part of this year’s Mayor’s Youth Council.

The mission of this organization is to give Gulfport youth the opportunity to provide input and insight on community issues, learn about municipal government, and network with youth councils across the state.  The council was created to ensure that the youth of Gulfport are engaged, educated and connected to the community.

Being apart of the council provides an outlet for youth leaders to discuss and take action.  Members take action by addressing issues that are important to Gulfport’s youth.  These young leaders have numerous opportunities to develop their personal leadership skills through community service by acting as a catalyst for youth engagement in community matters.  Members do this through advocacy and education efforts and by representing their peers in the development and adoption of public policy.

Story by Lindsay Holmes