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Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC)

Who says your voice doesn’t matter? Not us. For over 15 years, the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has been bringing young people together to make a change.

The Mayor’s Youth Council is a group of high school students from public and private schools across Nashville and is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. We seek to have one student from every high school in Nashville. MYC holds weekly meetings on Mondays at Oasis and meets with the Mayor at least twice a year.

As a member of MYC, you are a leader in confronting the most challenging issues our city faces. Here’s how:

• Connecting with government officials
• Giving input on government policies and practices that affect young people
• Organizing the Mayor’s Youth Summit to bring together youth from around Nashville to discuss key issues
• Participating in citywide community service like the MLK Day March
• Being advocates for initiatives created by and for youth

How do I become a member?
About 35 young people are selected to be on the Mayor’s Youth Council each year.

Applicants must be rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Bi-weekly meetings occur on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Oasis. Committee meetings and service projects require a commitment of approximately 2–4 hours per week. ***The application period for the 2024-2025 school year is now closed.

Email Alyssa Vega for more information.

Led a voter registration effort to an 85% increase among eligible high school students.
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