The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has opened its application process for the 2014-2015 academic year. MYC applications may be turned in at the City Manager’s Office on the 13th floor of City Hall 455 N. Main Street or submitted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are available online at www.wichita.gov at the Mayor’s Youth Council page. Only Wichita-based students, entering the 9th through 12th grades, are eligible to participate in the youth council. Students learning from home must be academically at the same grade level as other MYC applicants. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on April 11.
MYC applicants will be assessed primarily on their civic interest, their previous community service experience and their leadership potential. Up to 40 members will be accepted into the MYC.
Mayor Carl Brewer formed the MYC in 2007 in order to empower youth with the opportunity to weigh in on community issues and learn about city government. Members of the youth council participate in civic activities, volunteer events, and community engagement sessions.