Mayor's Youth Leadership Council

Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) is a youth, civic leadership initiative designed to educate Akron’s youth about their government, community organizations and service-led projects.  Participants will learn about Akron’s history and social issues, tour City facilities and get a behind-the scenes look at how city government works.  MYLC prepares area high school students to become positive role models, and allows them to build character and develop leadership skills through training and youth council meetings.

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Mayor Malik is dedicated to encouraging teenagers to advocate on issues that will improve the quality of life for their peers.  However, to become an active problem solver in our community, it is imperative that participants understand local government, law enforcement, and public service.  MYLC provides youth with a forum to become CHAMPIONS for change and a VOICE in city government!  Some MYLC initiatives are:

  • Financial Literacy Education        
  • Anti-Drug Abuse/Opium Crisis
  • Youth Violence Reductionstudents with mayor
  • College/Job Readiness
  • Youth-Led Service Projects
  • Summer Youth Employment
  • Teen Advocacy

The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council is for students who attend either a public or private school in Akron grades 9-12 who want to learn leadership skills, organizational skills, public speaking skills, meet and work with fellow teens in a diverse inclusive environment, and promote positive teen behavior through community service.  Students meet monthly and receive community service hours for each meeting and event attended.

MYLC Mission Statement

To promote community service in the City of Akron through an ongoing comprehensive youth civic program that provides leadership training and public service education, so that participants may become agents of change and community problem solvers.

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