Youth and Family Engagement
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.
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.
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.
The Maryland Youth Council was authorized in October 2006.
The Legislative Youth Advisory Council is a permanent advisory Council created in statute by Public Law of 2001. This is the first Legislative Council in the nation, and the only one that they know of that has the power to submit legislation. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Legislature and its Committees on issues related to youth.
The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council will examine and advise the legislature on issues such as education, school violence, substance abuse, youth employment, and ways to motivate young people to actively participate in their community and government. Click here to read the authorizing legislation.
The Youth Advisory Council works with the Kentucky Child Now! Board of Directors and participates in the planning and coordination of youth events and leadership training. Council members also promote community service statewide, are advocates for youth concerns and work to get youth more involved in their communities.
The State of Iowa Youth Action Committee (SIYAC), is a nonpartisan policy-advisory organization consisting of 15-17 high school students from across the state.