NYC Youth Leadership Councils:


Young adults are impacted the most by City issues, yet have the least amount of input in policies and decisions that affect themselves and their community. NYC Service provides High School youth between the ages of 14-21 the opportunity to participate in meaningful youth-adult partnerships within city agencies, schools, and community-based organizations. NYC Youth Leadership Councils influence change through policy, practice, and advocacy service.

After all, who can be better at creating effective policies for youth than young people themselves?

Youth Council Member Benefits:

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Get Community Service Hours
  • Personal and Professional Skill Development
  • Join a Network of City-wide Youth Leaders 
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Mayor 

How To Apply:

City agencies and community-based organizations host YLCs across the five boroughs, focusing on communities ranging from a specific neighborhood to the whole city. Currently, two councils are looking for applicants just like you!

Below are the current councils that are now accepting applications:

Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence: Apply here

If you have any questions, you may contact:

Roselande Louis, Youth Leadership Council Coordinator-Community Based Organization Liaison (e) or

Kayla Vialva, Youth Leadership Council Coordinator-School and City Agency Liaison (e) KVialva