Prairie Village opens applications for 2016 Teen Council with new opportunities

The first teen council.
The first teen council.

Prairie Village is ready to start its third year of its Teen Council with some changes in direction.

The city is now accepting applications for the 2016 Teen Council, but everyone who applies will have a chance to participate to some degree, not just those who are chosen to sit on the dias with the council.

Prairie Village City Council member Serena Schermoly is heading up the program this year and says the program will have some differences from past years. The teen council started in 2014, but last year had only three applicants.

“We are trying to do something they enjoy,” Schermoly said. Teen council members will have an opportunity to participate in discussions during the council committee meetings, attend committee meetings and work together on a public service project.

Applicants also can work with teen council members from Overland Park and Olathe at leadership meetings. Schermoly said the program this year will try to have more activities for the students.

Applications are due by Sept. 12. It is open to Prairie Village residents who are sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school. More on the program and a link to the online application can be found here.