DeSoto City Lights July, 2017 www.desototexas.gov A Publication of the City of DeSoto Community Relations Department DeSoto Teens Are Encouraged To Apply Now To Attend The DeSoto Junior Civic Academy Do you know a DeSoto teenager who might be interested in pursuing an internship that could lead to a career in local government? Encourage that teen to take the first step by applying now to join the DeSoto Junior Civic Academy. The DeSoto Junior Civic Academy (JCA) is an 11‐week program designed to expose high school juniors and seniors to the inner‐workings of our local government. This program is an extension of the Civic Academy that the City has offered for more than ten years. It is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to career opportuniƟes in public administraƟon, economic development, municipal finance and budgeƟng, library services, public works, parks and recreaƟon, police, fire and EMS and much more. Parents are encouraged to aƩend with their teen.
“I am very excited about kicking off our new Junior Civic Academy,” said DeSoto Mayor, CurƟstene S. McCowan. “This unique educaƟonal opportunity will include some unforgeƩable moments for students whom we expect to become outstanding future leaders in the City of DeSoto and beyond. I can’t wait to meet the high school juniors and seniors selected to become part of our inaugural JCA Class!”
CompleƟon of this free program offers students community service credit hours and opportuniƟes for internships in municipal government that could lead to employment aŌer high school graduaƟon. JCA is a great resume builder and teaches important interview and job skills. Apply online now to aƩend the DeSoto Junior Civic Academy at www.desototexas.gov/jca.
The Junior Civic Academy will run concurrently with our tradiƟonal Civic Academy for adults. ApplicaƟons are being accepted for that program as well. Both the Junior Civic Academy and the tradiƟonal Civic Academy begin August 17, 2017 and conƟnue every Thursday from 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm for 11 weeks. Sessions are hosted at DeSoto City Hall and other City faciliƟes. Dinner is provided at each session. If you would like to parƟcipate or need more informaƟon on the Civic Academy program, please call Nelda Bond at 972.230.9643.
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