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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 hitting the mark when it comes to bringing young people together to make a change.

The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of high school students from public and private schools across Nashville. The MYC holds weekly meetings and meets with the Mayor twice a year.

As a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council, 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 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 40 young people are on the Mayor’s Youth Council each year. We seek to have one student from every high school in Nashville.

Applicants must be rising high school sophomores, juniors or seniors. MYC meetings are held weekly. Meetings occur on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Oasis Center. Combined meetings and other activities require a commitment of approximately 2–4 hours per week.

MYC is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. Find the application here or email Brandon Hill for more information.

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