Teenagers, and their parents, residing in limited populated towns and villages generally feel that opportunities for youngsters really serious about pursuing a career in politics are nill, unless they can afford to relocate to a larger city, should be interested in a new program called "The New New York Leaders Initiative."
The overall endeavor is designed to help shape tomorrow's leaders by giving young New Yorkers from every community an opportunity to work in the highest levels of state government.
Potential candidates can get more information and apply online at www.newnyleaders.com.
The new student intern program will assign hundreds of students each year to executive branch agencies for hands-on experience, similar to a longstanding internship program in the Legislature.
The primary message here is young New Yorkers from every community are eligible to take advantage of these opportunities. That's an invitation really worth accepting.