Apopka Youth Council

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The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) is comprised of civic-minded youth that have expressed an interest in local government. 

Members will learn about local government, identify ways to improve Apopka for its youth, recommend and/or create activities that will appeal to Apopka youth, and participate in community events. 

This group is educated on City operations and perform service projects throughout the year. 

Apopka Youth Council 2021 Seniors

Congratulations to our Apopka Youth Council (AYC) seniors, Tariq Ballard, Robertina Clenord, Roggernsy Jacotin, John Latimer III, Devin Leath, Jeremy Losey, John Rassel, Laurel Rogers, Hannah Scarborough, and Caleb Sheyda. We appreciate your leadership and wish you the best in your future endeavors!

10 Reasons We Love Apopka Final Video Project for 2021

In May 2021, the Apopka Youth Council filmed their final project of the year. In their video they highlight ten reasons why Apopka is so great! 

Watch the final video project on YouTube

Closed captions are available on our YouTube Channel.
10 Reasons We Love Apopka Video Transcript (PDF)

2020-2021 Apopka Youth Council Members

Apopka Youth Council at the Apopka Training Center

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 the Apopka Youth Council members visited the Apopka Fire Department and learned about their therapy dog program and toured the training facility. 

Apopka Youth Council members in front of Apopka Fire Truck at the Training Center

Apopka Youth Council at Apopka Police Department

On Thursday, April 8, 2021 the Apopka Youth Council (AYC) visited the Apopka Police Department and learned about the K9 unit and specialized vehicles. They also conducted a tour of the Apopka Police Station. 

Apopka Youth Council with Apopka Police K9 Unit

Apopka Youth Council Registration

Registration is currently closed for AYC. Please check back for updates for the 2021-2021 School Year. 


  • Enrolled in 9th to 12th grade at an Apopka area high school or home-school
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Be civic-minded
  • Must commit to attending monthly AYC meetings and participate in community events

Additional Information

Please contact Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson at 407-703-1819.

The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) is a City funded council composed of local high school students.

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