Youth Leadership and Voice
Join Charlotte-Mecklenburg's youth advisory council #cltyouth
Are you interested in the community? Serve in a leadership role or want to develop leadership skills? Write for your school's newspaper or blog about current events and government? Want to make a difference on school and community issues that impact youth?
High school students
Open to all high school age youth – great for leaders/emerging leaders, journalists & all others interested in leadership, news, policy issues, and government.
Civic leadership and student voice - make a difference, and your voice heard
Teens advise local officials and policymakers on issues and decisions impacting K-12 students, network with students from across the community, learn about government and community issues, build civic leadership, and use student voice to report on and highlight issues and government actions impacting youth.
How do I sign up?
First, join the email list. Then attend a meeting!
Be sure you are on the email list and check Facebook for updates. Most meetings are 6-8 PM at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E 4th Street 28202. When you sign up, you will receive info, directions, etc. for each meeting. Free CATS passes and carpool information available to assist students with transportation.
March 6 - Youth Summit
Prior meeting activities include
September 17 - kick off
October 1 - Education Bonds
October 15 - City government and Patrick Cannon and Edwin Peacock
November 5 - Election 2013
November 11 - Community Planning/Connect our Future
November 19 - Heath Morrison
December 2 - Mayor's inauguration
December 11 - Youth priorities for Charlotte
January 7 - College 101 with youth voice/youth council alumni
February 4 - CMS budget investments and cuts with Heath Morrison and Sheila Shirley
February 19 - Charlotte and Jobs with Mayor Patrick Cannon
Want to hear what students think about issues impacting youth? Contact us to set up a conversation with youth civic leaders!