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Nashville, TN: Nashville Mayor's Youth Council

On November 11, 1999, Mayor Bill Purcell appointed the first Mayor’s Youth Council. The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of 32 high school juniors and seniors from public and private schools. The Council holds monthly meetings and meets quarterly with the Mayor.

2004-06-15
Nebraska: Attorney General's Youth Advisory Council

AGYAC is a group comprised of over 60 high school seniors from across the state and is designed to involve Nebraska students in the processes of government and law. Students selected serve during their senior year in high school.

2004-06-15
Nevada: Nevada Youth Legislative Forum

The Nevada Legislature has created the Youth Legislative Issues Forum, a 21-member group of students in grades 9 - 12. Each senator, with input from assembly members, will appoint one young person to the Forum. The members serve for one year and can be reappointed. The Forum will hold at least two public hearings each year.

2004-06-15
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Youth Advisory Council

A legislative youth advisory council is established to examine issues of importance to youth, such as education, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in local and state government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, emotional and physical health, foster care, poverty, homelessness, and youth access to state and local services.

2004-06-15
New Mexico: Youth Alliance

Led by the New Mexico Forum for Youth.

2004-06-15
North Carolina: State Youth Council

The State Youth Council is comprised of teenagers from local youth councils across North Carolina. SYC provides opportunities for young people to be involved in local projects, participate in government, develop leadership skills, and represent youth in civic activities.  Click here to learn more.

2004-06-15
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Youth Commission

The San Francisco Youth Commission is a diverse group of 17 young people between the ages of 12 and 23. The youth come from all across the city to serve as the official youth voice at City Hall.

2004-06-15
Vermont: Youth Advisory Council

The VTSP Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is made up of one peer elected member from each VTLSP School. The council meets three times per year and each member must commit to two major safety projects in the school year. Sponsored by the Vermont Teen Leadership Safety Program.

2004-06-15
Washington: Legislative Youth Advisory Council

This youth council was formed to examine issues of importance to youth, such as: education, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, emotional and physical health, foster care, poverty, homelessness, and youth access to services.

2004-06-15
Youth Today: Risky Businesses

By Karen Pittman, June 2004

Consider this: In 2001, more young people declared bankruptcy than graduated from college.

2004-06-01