The Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) was formed in 2008 by Mayor Carl Brewer to provide youth with the opportunity to weigh in on community issues and learn about their City government.
In addition, MYC members develop leadership skills by coordinating group projects on local policy issues and engaging with community members through public service. In the past, MYC members have hosted town hall meetings, led drives for families in need, held park clean-ups, and discussed youth-relevant issues with their local and state legislators.
In the fall, three or four members are selected to represent Wichita's Youth Delegation at the National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit. This provides a unique opportunity to network and engage with an organization comprised of city, town, and village leaders focused on improving the quality of life for their current and future constituents.
The Mayor's Youth Council meets twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays to:
Forge partnerships in the community
Engage youth in projects throughout the city
Advocate for youth of our community
Be a positive role model for youth through activities such as educational support and leadership
Be civically engaged and knowledgeable about the City of Wichita organization by learning from city officials