Youth Advisory Council

Mission: Serve as a conduit between city government and younger constituents. The Youth Advisory Council's core focus is youth civic engagement by way of community programming and youth-oriented activities; a contribution of at least 40 volunteer hours per school year to government-related initiatives, projects, and programs; the dissemination of information to the community regarding topics that are important and relevant to the youth in our community; and to advise the City Council and the Human Relations Department on matters that relate to the community’s youth population.
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2018-2019 Spring Newsletter [pdf/2]

2018-2019 Fall Newsletter [pdf/2]

Youth Expression Wall Flier [pdf]
Youth Expression Wall FAQ [pdf]

2018-2019 Youth Advisory Council Members

2018-2019 Youth Advisory Council Officers

Name Title
Marc Bertoni  Chair
Avionna Burns Vice-Chair
Anna Nichols Secretary
Ashanti Lovett Historian

Purpose: To provide a venue for youth between the ages of 14-18 to have an active means of civic engagement in local government. General duties will include, but will not necessarily be limited to:

  1. Actively promoting the participation of the youth in city government programs and activities;
  2. Promoting positive human relations among all youth;
  3. Providing channels of communication among all populations;
  4. Encouraging youth to become better trained and qualified for employment opportunities;
  5. Performing duties consistent with general law as may be assigned it from time to time by the City Council; and
  6. Performing such other duties as necessary to enforce the powers assigned to it.

Annual Project: Each year, the Youth Advisory Council selects a project to complete by year end.  This year the council is working on Public Service Announcements for youth in Winston-Salem about positive image and positive choices.  

Past Annual Projects:

YAC PACKS, bags for Homeless Youth

Community Garden

Gift Bags for children at Brenner Children's Hospital

Baskets for Habitat for Humanity Families

Youth Expression Wall

Everyone Matters Day Celebration

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