(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is now accepting applications for its Teen Ambassador Board for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board is open to high school juniors and seniors from public, private, home, charter, and online schools in Ohio. The mission of the board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at Ohio law and government.
“We developed this program to help students understand how government works and to give them an opportunity to work with their peers and share their perspectives,” Attorney General DeWine said. “The Teen Ambassador Board brings together high school students from across the state, and it gives participants an inside look at law and government. We encourage interested students to apply.”
Board members serve a one-year term during which they convene twice in Columbus. They advise the office on issues relating to teens and work in groups to propose solutions to problems facing Ohioans. They also meet with Attorney General DeWine and other officials.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, approximately 230 students joined the program.
Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2017-2018 academic year are now eligible to apply. Ideal candidates are motivated self-starters who are interested in law and government.
Applications are due May 31, 2017, and may be completed on the Ohio Attorney General’s website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/TeenAmbassadorBoard. A video featuring past participants and additional information about the Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board also can be found on the website.