Thursday, August 6, 2009


The Mayor's Office is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010
Mayor's Youth Council.

The Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) is comprised of students from across
Marion County who serve as the voice of Indianapolis youth in city
government. MYC members are selected based on proven leadership skills,
school activities and community involvement. MYC members can be
nominated by a school principal, guidance counselor, school
superintendent, teacher, faith leader, or community leader.

"The Mayor's Youth Council gives youth a chance to learn about and
participate in local government, and become a voice for their peers,"
said Mayor Greg Ballard. "We make a point to engage the youth in
discussion about issues that are important to them. We truly value their
opinions and ideas."

The MYC also gives students an opportunity to express their civic pride
through a variety of community service projects and interaction with
city leaders.

"The young men and women on the MYC remind me constantly that it is
everyone's responsibility to improve the lives of others," said
Executive Director of Neighborhood Programs, Mitzi Hurst. "I am inspired
by their optimism."

Last year's community service projects included the Great Indy Clean Up
and the Back Pack Attack.
If you are interested in being considered for the Mayor's Youth Council,
or if you would like to nominate a youth for the Council, please visit
Applications are due by Monday August 31, 2009.

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