The Mayor’s Youth Council will host its biannual community service event from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Youth Leaders Across Wichita (YLAW) will bring together more than 50 high school students from across the city to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations in need of additional holiday help.
The students will volunteer with the Salvation Army, Wichita Children’s Home, Wichita Independent Neighborhoods, and the City of Wichita’s Park and Recreation Department.
YLAW was created to demonstrate the impact youth in Wichita can have on their communities and to encourage ongoing community service. The event occurs once in the spring and fall and is coordinated by the Youth Council’s Youth Affairs and Public Service Committee.
The Mayor’s Youth Council was established in 2007 by Mayor Carl Brewer to give youth in Wichita the opportunity to weigh in on community issues and learn about City government. The MYC currently has 38 high school students from more than a dozen public, private, and home schools. Its other signature events include Junior Jumpstart (Feb. 13) and the Legislative Forum (Jan. 21). To learn more about the Mayor’s Youth Council, visit its website.