Sunday, July 26, 2009

Age 16 - 22? Youth Advisory Council

SEPTA is searching for dedicated young adults to serve on a council connecting high school and college students to the region’s public transit network. Composed of young riders from Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties, the Youth Advisory Council will be SEPTA’s primary outreach group to riders ages 14 to 22.

Under the guidance of SEPTA’s Citizen Advisory Committee, the Youth Advisory Council will advocate student needs to SEPTA leadership. It will assist the Authority to create promotions, provide outreach to the region’s youth, and educate peers about SEPTA services and special events.

Applications are now being accepted for this unique leadership experience. Ideal candidates are active SEPTA users who possess a strong familiarity with the system. If appointed, council members will be required to participate in 10 meetings a year, as well as other events and promotions, as announced.

This is an exciting opportunity to represent your friends and peers and contribute to SEPTA’s mission to provide the best customer service for all ages.

To be considered, candidates should email a resume and letter of interest, describing why their appointment would be beneficial to the SEPTA Youth Advisory Council, to You may also mail a copy to:

Youth Advisory Council
SEPTA Customer Service & Advocacy
1234 Market Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107-3780

Questions can be directed to (215) 580-7478.

The application deadline is July 29, 2009.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and no older than 23 years of age. High School applicants must be entering or currently in their Junior or Senior year. Eligibility for appointment is dependent upon residency within the following counties: Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester. This requirement can be met either through permanent residency, or as a student attending a college/university located within the aforementioned counties; proof of residence and/or admittance into an eligible college/university may be required. Appointment to the Youth Advisory Council is valid for one to two years, depending upon discretion of the Council; subsequent appointments are limited by age requirements.

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