Florida League of Cities

Engaging young people with the work of local government is key to cultivating the next generation of civic leaders. 


Municipal Youth Councils are special citywide councils composed of students from different high schools within the city. They typically 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.

Students who serve on youth councils are the leaders of tomorrow. It is important to expose them to municipal government at an early age. We hope your city, town or village will consider forming a youth council if you do not already have one. Contact Eryn Russell for additional information. 

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Municipal Youth Council Programs

Youth Council Annual Conference Program

This program, which brings together over 100 youth from across the state, provides an opportunity for youth councils to work together on municipal issues, share ideas with peers and bring solutions back to their local communities.  

Youth Council Legislative Action Days Program  
The Youth Council Legislative Action Days Program will be held April 4-5, 2023, in Tallahassee during the Legislative Session. The 2023 program will include a workshop on messaging and advocacy, an overview of the Legislative Session, a mock Legislative Session, and a visit to the Capitol building. The deadline to register is March 15, 2023. Register Now 

Community Service Contest
The 2023 Community Service Contest is now open! This contest asks youth councils to submit a youth council project that addresses a local need with local action. The deadline to submit projects is May 31, 2023. View Brochure I Submit Project

Video or Photo Competition
This contest provides a way for Florida’s youth councils to showcase their ideas, creativity, and commitment to their communities. 

2022 Video Competition Winners

Council2College Scholarship
This essay contest assists Florida municipal youth council leaders who are pursuing post-high school education. The councils also must be active in the League’s youth council programs.

One-Day Civic Education Tour
The capital of Florida hosts a multitude of educational and historical opportunities for youth councils. The Florida League of Cities has compiled suggestions and basic information to help you plan your visit here

Important Dates

  • February – April 2023 – Community Service Contest 
  • April 4-5, 2023 – Legislative Action Days Program (Tallahassee)
  • August 12, 2023 – Annual Conference Program (Orlando)
  • September – November 2023 – Video Competition