Florida League of Cities today announced the following youth councils as
winners of its 2nd Annual municipal youth council video competition: First Place –Titusville’s Student Advisory Council, Second Place – Tampa’s Mayors Youth Corps, and Third Place – Alachua’s Youth Advisory Council.
year’s video competition was inspired by the statewide initiative themed Viva
Florida 500, of which the Florida League of Cities is a partner. As part
of the video competition, each nominee was to respond to the key
question: “If your youth council was running the city in the year 2113,
what would your city be like?”
will receive a trophy and monetary award; be recognized at their city’s
commission meeting (or another venue of their choice), be highlighted in the
statewide QC magazine and have their videos presented on the League’s
website and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
councils are organizations composed of students, typically from different high
schools within a city, who may also serve as an advisory board to a city
commission/council. Many times these students are selected to serve based on
their leadership potential or for their desire to learn more about their
community and give back through volunteer service. Youth councils are a great
way to get local youth involved in their city governments. Cities feel that is
important to expose young people to civic education at an early age so that
they will later become more involved and active citizens. For additional
information on youth councils, read the League’s publication, “A Guide for
Creating a City Youth Council,” which is posted here.
to view the Titusville Student Advisory Council video.
to view the Tampa Mayor’s Youth Corps video.
to view the Alachua Youth Advisory Video.
Contact Sharon Berrian at (850) 222-9684 for more