Apopka Youth Council

Applications for the 2022/2023 School Year

The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) is accepting applications for the 2022/2023 school year. The application deadline is September 2, 2022. Resume and recommendation letter are required. 

Registration opens August 1, 2022!

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Apopka Youth Council 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
  • Participate in community events

AYC Member Criteria:

  • Enrolled in 9th through 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
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability

For additional information, please email Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson or call at 407-703-1819. 

The AYC is a City funded council composed of Apopka area high school students. 

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Apopka Youth Council 2021 2022 Members

About the Council

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. 

The application deadline for 2022/2023 is September 2, 2022. For additional information, please contact Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson at 407-703-1819.

Apopka Youth Council Submission for the 2021 Florida League of Cities Video Competition

The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) identified mental health as the most critical issue affecting youth today. Commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children are: ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression. AYC members discussed their own struggles with mental health and the impact that it has on their daily lives. 

This video was made for the Florida League of Cities Video Competition for 2021.

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)

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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