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We’re accepting applications for our Teen Takeover program

Over at the Teen Takeover site, we have announced that we’re accepting applications for the program. Teens selected during this application period will begin this summer.

Every year, we must replace our graduating seniors in the program with some new faces from around the county. Teens ages 14 to 17 who live in York County are eligible to apply.

Often, the selection process is competitive. Last year, we had many more applications than open spots, which is usually the case.

Those who are selected will join the returning Teen Takeover members as well as our Teen Takeover leaders — myself and multiplatform journalists Leigh Zaleski and Ashley May. The program gives a couple dozen teenagers the chance to have their work edited by professionals and published by the York Daily Record and York Sunday News.

The teens are expected to attend monthly meetings, to write at least one article per month, and to contribute to the Teen Takeover blog.

If you or someone you know would like to apply for the program, they can get the details here.