Apopka Youth Council
About the Council
The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) is an opportunity for youth with a passion for their community to provide perspective, presence and participation in local government. During the 2023/2024 academic year, Apopka Youth Council Members will be challenged to Serve, Grow, and Engage.
- Serve: Youth Council Members will see first and foremost what it means to be a public servant. Members will have a hands-on opportunity to plan and participate in service projects that will benefit the citizens of our great city.
- Engage: Youth Council Members will learn how their city functions and see how they can be active participants to impact change on a local level. They will be a direct link between City Council and the youth of Apopka.
- Grow: Youth Council Members will participate in a speaker series where community leaders will share their stories and challenge them to develop leadership skills.
Criteria for 2023/2024 Membership
Think you have what it takes to be part of Apopka Youth Council?
- Applications are accepted now until August 25, 2023
- Must be entering 12th Grade
- Must reside in Apopka.
- Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Enrolled in 12th grade in an Apopka area school
- Public, private, charter and homeschool encouraged to apply
- 16 youth will be selected from the application process
- Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability.
Commitment for 2023/2024 Membership
- Youth Council Members will commit to two meetings monthly lasting for two hours each.
- Youth Council Members will also plan and participate in service projects and events to benefit the city and its residents.
- Youth Council Members will agree to attend at least one City Council meeting during the course of their appointment to report on AYC initiatives and accomplishments.
The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) is a City funded council composed of local high school students.
- Apopka Youth Council Teen Mental Wellness Townhall on YouTube
- Apopka Youth Council Youth & Mental Health Video Competition Submission on YouTube
- Watch 10 Reasons We Love Apopka on YouTube YouTube Video . Closed captions are available on our YouTube Channel. 10 Reasons We Love Apopka Video Transcript (PDF)
- Apopka Youth Council Educational Video on Recycling in the City of Apopka. To view video information and the transcript, download the Apopka Youth Council Recycling Transcript (PDF).