Apply to MYC

Qualifications

You can apply to join the Mayor's Youth Council if you...

  • Are currently in grades 8 through 11
  • Live in the City of Wichita
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.5
  • Have a passion for serving your community
  • Want to learn about city government and be a leader among Wichita Youth

How to Apply

Complete and sign the application.

Obtain your parent's or legal guardian's signature, giving you permission to participate in MYC (if you are under 18).

Attach two *optional letters of recommendation.

Attach your transcript or another verification of your cumulative grade point average.

Submit your application via mail / email or deliver to:

  • Email Wichita MYC. In the subject line, please type, "[First Name] [Last Name] - MYC Application". Example: John Doe - MYC Application Send only PDFs or Word documents, no image files or pictures of the application
  • Mayor's Youth Council
    Wichita Park & Recreation
    City Hall, 455 N Main Street, 11th Floor
    Wichita, KS 67202

Selection Criteria

  • The student's interest in serving on the Council. Participation includes attending one MYC regular meeting and one MYC issue group meeting each month, along with regular volunteering outings and other events as they arise.
  • The student's history of active community involvement, volunteerism, a desire to serve others, and public service.
  • The student's interest in potentially pursuing a college education and career in public service.
  • The student's desire to develop his/her leadership potential.
  • The student's history of academic achievement.
  • Feedback from the student's references.
  • An interview with the selection committee.

MYC meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month. This is subject to change according to the 2023 to 2024 incoming Council-wide availability.