NYC Youth Leadership Councils:


Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) was 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 advocacy service to impact individuals and communities with a focus on youth. After all, who can be better at creating effective policies for youth than young people themselves?


City Agencies and Community Based organizations host YLCs across the 5 boroughs, focusing on communities ranging from a specific neighborhood to the whole city. 

Are you a CBO, City Agency or School interested in hosting a YLC? Apply here to host a YLC this year. YLC sites receive a variety of supports through NYC Service, including training and resources. 


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