NYC Youth Leadership Councils:
Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) established through an effort by NYC Service to develop future leaders and create a culture of youth voice in our city. YLCs are groups of trained young people between ages 14-21 and in high school, who work with adult leaders on a defined area of policy, practices and/or service to impact individuals and communities with a focus on youth.
Youth who desire to make their voices heard are encouraged to fill out an interest form.
Youth Council Member Benefits:
Make changes in Policy
Create a Culture of Youth Voice
Personal and Professional Skill Development
College and Career Readiness
Network within the City
How To Apply:
The application is currently closed,please submit an interest form and you will be contacted when the application is live.
City Agencies and Community Based organizations host YLCs across the 5 boroughs, focusing on communities ranging from a specific neighborhood to the whole city. Below are the current councils that are accepting applications.
Organizations interested in hosting a youth leadership council can apply here.
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Chelsey Clevenger, Youth Leadership Council Coordinator
After all, who can be better at creating effective policies for youth than young people themselves?