Municipal Youth Councils

Municipal Youth Councils are special citywide councils are composed of students from different high schools within the city and serve as an advisory board to the city commission/council. They are sometimes referred to as Youth Corps, Teen Advisory Boards or Mayor's Youth Councils.

These students are the leaders of tomorrow and it is important to expose them to municipal government at an early age. We hope that your city will consider forming a youth council. In addition, the Florida League of Cities holds a Youth Council Program event every year at its annual conference. Information is posted online and in print in advance.

The "Guide for Creating a City Youth Council" found under Quick Links provides a "road map" to help officials who want to create a Youth Council program in their city. There is also a list of fun facts about Youth Councils that can be shared with staff and council members. 

The League thanks the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium for providing a template for this document. Additionally, the League would like to thank the following Florida governments for providing information on their youth councils: Dade City, West Palm Beach and Destin; and also Greene County, N.C.

Annual Video Competition

The Florida League of Cities is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Youth Council Video Competition. Our goal is to provide a way for Florida’s youth councils to showcase their ideas, creativity and commitment to their communities by utilizing their talents to promote their city’s 2017 Florida City Government Week recognition program. Click here to download the brochure and entry form or click the link to the right to learn more. .

Contact Sharon Berrian for additional information.