High school students ages 13 to 19 have an opportunity to be part of a local nonprofit organization through United Way of San Luis Obispo County.
United Way’s Youth Board of Directors is accepting applications through Oct. 15. The volunteer position allows youth to positively impact the community and award grants to local organizations, organizers said.
Board members participate in monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The position is also designed to build leadership and teamwork skills through community service opportunities.
Participants must be residents of San Luis Obispo County in grades nine through 12.
More information on the board and an application to join are available at http://unitedwayslo.org/YouthBoard. Those with questions can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Tonya Strickland
Openings are still available in a preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
The program, offered by the city’s Recreation and Maintenance Services Department, introduces children to colors, numbers, letters, music and nature.
The class runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and costs $99.50 for a four-week session. Arroyo Grande residents pay a discounted fee of $85.50. The program started Tuesday; parents who sign up will receive a prorated cost for the session.
The city will offer eight sessions between September and June 2011.
There is also an annual registration fee of $12 for nonresidents and $10 for residents.
For more information, call 473-5474 or 473-5476.
— Cynthia Lambert