Our group is handed responsibilities and deadlines, allowing us to be put into positions similar to those experienced in the workplace. We gain valuable experience and refine necessary life skills such as teamwork, time management and resourcefulness.
As highlighted in the Tribune on June 20 (available online), the millage that provides 85 percent of the museum’s funding is up for renewal. If the millage doesn’t pass, our Youth Docents program will be shut down. In addition, the jobs of many talented and dedicated museum employees will be cut. There will be a loss of valuable opportunities to create enthusiasm about our local history and we, as Docents, will lose the chance to work and learn in a field in which we are passionate.
Please vote yes on Aug. 7 to preserve an enriching program for teenagers that benefits the entire community.
— Amelia Donohoe, Grand Haven