The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) is an organization that allows Houston youth to discuss pertinent issues while promoting activism and community service through its role in civic engagement.
Mayor Annise Parker renewed the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) when she began her term, continuing a twelve year tradition of the MYC.
The MYC is modeled after the elected City Council with a Chair, City Secretary, At-Large and District Council Members, while the respective Senior Aide positions support the work of the council.
Mayor's Youth Council Members Take the Oath of Office
Members will learn about city government and advise the Mayor and Council on youth issues
October 30, 2012 -- Newly-named members of the Mayor's Youth Council took the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony held in City Hall's Council chambers. Houston City Council member Ellen Cohen administered the oath of office to forty-four youth who will serve on the Council for a term running October 2012 to April 2013.
"We're proud to foster government leadership among young Houstonians," said Mayor Annise Parker. "The Youth Council offers its members an exciting opportunity to not only learn how city government works but also to develop as leaders as they carry out their role representing Houston's young citizens."
The new members were selected by a panel of advisors from a pool of over 300 applicants. The selection was based on the applicants' competitive written responses to questions on the application form and personal interviews.
MYC Job Descriptions
The mission of the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) is to provide high school students the opportunity to develop leadership and citizenship skills while learning about city government. Members develop a sense of personal growth and achievement, a profound understanding of city departments and work year-round to establish a rapport with civic/community leaders ...
Contact the MYC
Volunteer Initiatives Program (VIP)
900 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
By visiting http://cbtcws.cityofhouston.gov/zipcodes/, applicants can determine who their elected official is and if they live within the City of Houston. (Applicants must be high school students who reside or attend schools within the City of Houston, generally between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) years old.)
About the MYC
The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) started in 1998 with the mission of providing high school students the opportunity to develop leadership and citizenship skills while learning about city government.
Modeled after the elected City Council with a Chair, City Secretary, and At-Large and District Council Members with Senior Aides, the MYC provides valuable insight into how the city operates.