TOLEDO, Ohio — Is your little one enthusiastic about community involvement? Are they eager to work with others and learn more about the city of Toledo? If your child is in fourth grade and attends Toledo Public Schools or Washington Local Schools, they might be the perfect candidate for Kid Mayor and Kid Council.
From Feb. 6 through Feb. 13, the city of Toledo will accept applications from fourth graders attending any TPS or Washington Local elementary school. If selected, your fourth grader will be one of 13 other area students on "Kid Council," of whom one will be selected "Kid Mayor."
Selected students will serve a one-year term and have the opportunity to learn how a city works. Students will also present their ideas to elected officials on how to make Toledo a better place for upcoming generations.
"Mostly to learn about Toledo basically but also it included things like representing your school representing the future of Toledo and coming up with ideas," says Evelyn Bush, Kid Mayor.
Students who are interested in applying can see their teacher or principal for an application.
2023 will mark the second year of the program, which aims to encourage civic involvement among young people.
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