BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Continuing its mission to support the future leaders of Broward County, The Broward League of Cities has announced it is now accepting applications for the inaugural year of the Student Ambassador Program. Offered to high school juniors who are residents of Broward County and attending any Broward County Public School or Charter School, in its first year the program will provide four students who plan to pursue a career in public administration, political science or other government-related field with valuable first-hand insight into public service.
The four selected students will represent their high schools at Broward League of Cities General Membership Meetings, Board of Directors Meetings and other functions pertaining to the operation of the Broward League of Cities during the Spring 2011 semester, starting in February. Under the tutelage of the Education Committee, the students will have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and learn the intricacies of governing at the municipal level.
“The Broward League of Cities is committed to providing students with the resources they need to pursue a career in government service, such as the new Student Ambassador Program and our Scholarship for Government Studies, now in its second year,” said Cooper City Mayor Debby Eisinger, chair of the Broward League of Cities Education Committee. “We want to encourage each student’s passion for government by offering juniors an opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ of municipal government. We encourage parents, teachers and friends to urge students who show an interest in government to fill out the applications.”
Last year, the Education Committee reinstituted the Scholarship for Government Studies and awarded four outstanding students from across Broward County. The available scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous personal contributions of elected officials throughout Broward County and several League of Cities Associate Members.
For more information, criteria and applications for the Student Ambassador Program and the Scholarship for Government Studies, please visit the Broward League of Cities website (http://www.BrowardLeague.org) and click on Students.
Originally chartered in 1957, The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization, welcoming representation from all of Broward’s 31 municipalities. Members work together to promote awareness of municipal services, concerns and accomplishments. Supporting the educational endeavors of students who plan to seek a career in municipal government is aligned with the League’s belief that by working together on common goals, municipalities can be more successful in resolving the issues affecting the welfare of Broward County residents at the local, state and federal levels, particularly in challenging times.
About the Broward League of Cities
The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of elected officials from Broward County’s 31 municipal governments including a Broward County representative. Chartered in 1957, the organization is a voluntary association which now serves over 1.7 million residents and more than 80 associate government, non-profit and business organizations throughout the County. The Broward League of Cities is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing resolutions to issues that affect day-to-day operations at the county, state, and federal levels. Read more at http://www.browardleague.org.