The success of the Mayor’s Youth for a Sustainable Future Initiative depends on the commitment of its members to attend important meetings and programs. A program coordinator staffed by the Mayor’s Office will work with the participants to coordinate a schedule that accommodates school schedules and extracircular activities. However, because the program relies upon volunteers from the community, the students must be willing to meet in the evenings and/or on weekends.
Because each component of the program builds upon the last, it is imperative that each participate make every effort to attend any and all meetings. However, excused absences will be made for illness, religious reasons, family emergencies and/or death. Other excused absences will be made on a case by case basis at the discretion of the program coordinator if the participant notifies him or her in person or in writing at least 4 days prior to the event.
Email will be the primary means of communication for the program. If you do not have regular access to a computer and/or the internet, the program coordinator will work with you to determine an alternative way to contact you throughout the course of the program.
Participants will be expected to spend approximately 20 hours actively engaged in the program over the course of the school year. Participants may count these hours towards their service-learning requirements at their high school and/or towards their senior exit project should they choose to do so. It will be the responsibility of the youth to work with the program coordinator to see that they receive credit for their work in the initiative.
Transportation will be the responsibility of the participant. Most meetings will be located at Town Hall, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and several major bus routes. If there are any issues regarding transportation to and from program events, the participant should speak with the program coordinator.
The program coordinator will vary from year to year but can be reached at the following: