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 and is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. We seek to have one student from every high school in Nashville. The MYC holds bi-weekly meetings at Oasis 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 50 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. Applications are accepted beginning April 1, and candidates are selected in August each year.