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Foundation accepting high school board member applications

The Sheridan County Community Foundation views our area youth as the leaders of tomorrow and is dedicated to learning more about their needs, wants and desires to make well-informed decisions for the betterment of all - now and in the future. In 2021, the foundation added a special position to its board of directors exclusively for high school juniors or seniors, annually, to serve and provide insight and guidance from the youth perspective.

The “Sheridan County Community Foundation Youth Ambassador Program” (SCCF-YAP) board member will attend monthly board meetings with full voting rights, help steer the course of the foundation’s programming, assist with foundation events and activities, and learn about philanthropy and community betterment.

Effective for the 2023-2024 school year, eligible applicants include those students going into their sophomore, junior or senior year and in good academic standing attending school within Sheridan County, Kansas. The Youth Ambassador Board Member(s) will begin serving their one-year term in June 2023, ending in May 2024. Those appointed will then have the option to renew annually upon successful completion of the application and interview process each year.

Interested applicants must complete an application form including brief essay responses, a letter of recommendation, and an in-person interview.

Applications are available online at or by contacting SCCF Executive Director Karl Pratt at Forms will also be available in the Hoxie High School office. Application packets are due April 20, 2023, and can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off to SCCF inside Pratt Law Office, 736 Main St, PO Box 445, Hoxie, KS 67740.

Applications will be reviewed and those selected to sit for an interview will be contacted by May 1. The finalist will be announced by May 15 and begin their term on June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024.

SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, contact Pratt at 785-675-1240,, or visit Connect with SCCF at

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