WHO: 85 young people from all neighborhoods in Boston
WHAT: Advise Mayor Walsh and other city officials on strategies to improve our communities
WHERE: Meetings take place at City Hall and outreach happens all over the city, from the edge of Hyde Park to the top of East Boston.
WHY: Who knows best about how to design youth programs? Who best understands the needs of today's teens? Who has the most influence and the best change to create positive change? The answer to all of the questions is young people!
WHEN: The Mayor's Youth Council is a year-round commitment - expect to devote 8 to 13 hours a month to meetings, events, projects, and outreach.
ELIGIBILITY: To be part of the Mayor's Youth Council, you only have to meet two requirements:
Entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in September 2014 (or comparable age if you're not currently in school)
Resident of the City of Boston
THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
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Mayor's Youth Council Reception 2011
Mayor Menino joins the Mayor's Youth Council to celebrate incoming and outgoing members at the 2011 MYC Reception.
MYC Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary
Since Mayor Menino launched the first iteration of the Mayor’s Youth Council 15 years ago, over 100 cities across the United States and around the world have modeled their youth programs after it.