Do You Know an Outstanding Teen?

Do you know an Ankeny, IA high school student with friendly smile, creative ideas, leadership interest, and the time and talent to be an advocate on behalf of the young people of Ankeny? If you answered “yes,” then suggest they apply to be a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council for 2019.  MYC members are the voice for Ankeny teens when talking with City Council members, and they work with Ankeny civic leaders to provide opportunities in a variety of areas throughout the year. This might include activities like a teen “Speak Out” event, or school symposiums. The Mayor’s Youth Council also participates in the Mayor’s Bike Ride and a Halloween event.

What Are The Qualifications for Applying?

Teens should be interested in learning more about the civic process, and serving as role models for other young people. Applicants should be residents of Ankeny, entering at least the 9th grade at an Ankeny high school. Council members are expected to attend most meetings, and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in school. Applicants should be willing to support the MYC’s goals and activities, and be willing to participate and offer ideas at meetings.

When Does The Application Process Open?

Applications can be submitted beginning March 1st, until May. There is an application available online or available through the Parks and Recreation office. Applications are completed in the spring, for a term that begins the following school year.

How Can I or My Teen Learn More Before Applying?

Mayor’s Youth Council meetings are always open the public. You and your teen can attend meetings to learn more about the process, or to voice any types of concerns and suggestions on teen-oriented topics.

When and Where Are The Meetings Held?

The Mayor’s Youth Council meets bi-monthly on Wednesdays at the Parks and Recreation office at 220 W. First St., Ankeny, IA 50023.

What If I Still Have Questions?

Please direct any questions to the Ankeny Parks and Recreation office  at 515-963-3570

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