NYC Youth Leadership Councils:




Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs) were established by NYC Service to develop future leaders and create a culture of youth voice within New York City. These councils consist of high school students, ages 14-21 working with adult leaders on a defined area of policy, practice and/or advocacy service.  The main objectives of a Youth Leadership Council are to give New York City youth a platform to make their voices heard and give them a chance to address and bring awareness to issues that concern and impact their lives. Our youth are the future and YLCs equip them with the guidance and tools they need to become our leaders of tomorrow. Who better to assist in creating effective policies than the young people who are affected by them? 


YLCs are hosted by City Agencies and Community Based organizations in all 5 boroughs. Councils are required to meet once a month but are encouraged to meet more frequently. Topics of interest range from focus within specific neighborhoods or communities to the entire city itself.
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If you are ready to start a YLC, or have a current youth program you want to bring under the YLC umbrella, sign up for an orientation here. At orientation, you will be provided with the training you need to successfully start your council as well as an operations handbook that will assist you in running your program. We are here to support you.

Sign up to host a YLC today!