Youth Link Board Youth Application

The City of Bellevue’s Youth Link Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for YOUTH board members for the 2021-2023 term.

The purpose of the Youth Link Board of Directors is to promote diversity, unity, and equity for high school youth in Bellevue and represent the youth voice to leadership in our community. Bellevue Youth Link Board is a catalyst for responding to the interests and concerns of young people by engaging the entire community. Youth Link Board of Directors envisions Bellevue as a city where all young people are: 

  • Involved
  • Valued
  • Respected
  • Listened to
  • Feel safe
  • Are safe
  • Can have fun!

The Youth Link Board is an advisory Board to the City Manager, City Council and has a close working relationship with the Bellevue School District Board. The impact of the Board is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community. 

The Board is comprised of a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 local high school youth AND 6 adult members from diverse backgrounds (including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, and/or socio-economic). Within the youth members, preferred preferences will be given to: 

  • Two spots for Bellevue High School Students
  • Two spots for Sammamish High School Students
  • One spot for Big Picture and/or International
  • Two spots for Private, Homeschool, or other Learning Communities

We are currently looking to fill up to 7 YOUTH position vacancies for a 2-year term (2021-2023). All levels of experience are welcomed, previous experience is not necessary. For any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our staff. 

Thank you for your interest in the Youth Link Board. We appreciate your time and dedication to this application process. 

For your information, we have listed the next steps in this process: 

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Interviews: TBD

This process relies on the availability of several individuals and other processes to complete the YouthLink Board member selection. We will do our best to notify all applicants as soon as possible of updates to the calendar.

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For this application: Race is defined as a social construction attributed to a person’s physical characteristics. Ethnicity is defined as group identification based on similarities such as ancestry, language, history, culture, or nation. 


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Agreement

I have read and meet the requirements to apply for a Youth Link Board position. Furthermore, I have read and understand the obligations expected of me, if I am selected as a Youth Link Board member. I agree to those obligations and to uphold this commitment to best of my abilities.