The mission of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to (1) provide ongoing and direct input on government policies and practices that may affect young people, (2) advocate on issues and initiatives that may impact the lives of young people, (3) recommend and foster initiatives for and by youth, (4) act as a communication link between the local government and the young people of the city of Jackson, (5) promote and recognize the abilities, accomplishments, and contributions of young people in their communities, and (6) organize and participate in service-learning projects that benefit the citizens of Jackson.
Who can join the Mayor’s Youth Council?
Students in grades 9th -12th for the 2019-2020 school year who reside in the city of Jackson may participate in the program. The Mayor’s Youth Council is made up of 25 students, with a minimum of two students from each JPS high school. Applicants from private and parochial schools will be considered if the student lives in the city of Jackson. Students selected for the youth council must maintain a B average in all classes and have a recommendation from school and community leaders.
What does the Council do?
The Council participates in…
- monthly meetings with guest speakers from
- government and other youth interest
- volunteer projects
- community service
- statewide summit
- city-wide cleanups
- And Much More!!!
Why should I join the Council?
When you join the Council, you can…
- meet new people
- have fun
- volunteer at city activities
- volunteer at community events
- be a voice for the youth of Jackson
- be involved in the community
- learn more about local government
- participate in service learning