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Pueblo health department seeks Youth Advisers to guide projects, help community

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Communities That Care (CTC), a program through the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) along with community partners and youth, has opened applications for Youth Adviser positions.

Sarah Martinez, the health promotion specialist at PDPHE, said Youth Advisers will share their experiences growing up in Pueblo, and guide projects and initiatives of the CTC community coalition.

“It is important to have youth voices present to influence decision making that affect youth. CTC relies on input from community members, including youth on a variety of topics and issues,” said Martinez in a press release.

The PDPHE says a Youth Adviser will be asked to:

  • Work as a team with youth and adults on various projects to improve the community
  • Attend meetings once per month and other training/meetings as available
  • Provide authentic insight and guidance on what growing up in Pueblo is like

Requirements to become a Youth Adviser are:

  • Be between the ages of 13 and 20 years old
  • Experience living or working in the Pueblo community
  • Willingness to give presentations and speak publicly

 Applications close on August 1, 2022.

For more information on Communities That Care, click here.

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