A free program created and organized by the City of Irving to educate high school students about city government.
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It is designed to encourage engagement and help to create a collaborative and inclusive government. It is also to provide participants an inside look at city government and can provide residents the education and skills necessary to serve on the city’s boards and commissions, to discover outlets for volunteer opportunities and to encourage young residents to become more involved in their City government.
The program is currently held once each year and is open to students in grades 9 to 12. Participants must be a resident of Irving.
The program consists of 11 consecutive sessions generally on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m., beginning in September and ending in November. Dinner will be served at each session.
The sessions are informal. The city will provide each participant with a polo-style shirt that should be worn. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and pants, as there will be tours and interactive exercises.
The sessions will be held at various City of Irving facilities. Information on the sessions, including a detailed agenda, will be provided in a participant’s acceptance letter.
Please contact the program lead if you cannot attend a session. Participants can miss up to two of the 11 sessions and graduate. They are strongly encouraged to attend the graduation ceremony.
For more details, please contact the City of Irving’s Youth 360 Civic Academy lead contact, Tommy Anich at (972) 721-8090.