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Mayor's Youth Council Seeking Candidates

Do you know a teen who wants to make a difference?
Please share this information with current sophomores and juniors - encourage them to apply!

The goal of the Mayor's Youth Council is to give Boston young people an active roll in addressing youth issues and a voice in government. We are celebrating fifteen years of youth civic engagement in Boston. MYC alumni are in leadership roles in city, state and federal government - non-profits and the private sector. They continue to give back to the community by serving on boards, as mentors and advocates. Since Mayor Menino established the Mayor's Youth Council in 1994 - over 100 cities and statewide youth councils have been modeled after Boston in the United States and internationally.

We are looking for young people who are involved in their neighborhood so they can outreach to their peers and help connect them to opportunities. The volunteer members of the Council participate in skill building activities that will prepare them to involve youth in government. Throughout the year the Council works closely with Mayor Menino, government officials, community leaders, and teens from across Boston to develop innovative solutions to issues teens identify.

We are seeking teens throughout Boston who will be juniors and seniors in high school (or alternative programs) in the Fall of 2009. The application deadline is April 16th. Candidates should have their two recommendations sent directly from the person recommending them to the selection committee:

Mayor's Youth Council Selection Committee
Attn: Patty McMahon
One City Hall Plaza, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
Tel-617-635-4490 Fax-617-635-3496
YouthCouncil @


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