Yes, Students must be between 14 and 18 years of age.
Yes, students must be enrolled in middle or high school.
Yes, students must live within the City of St. George.
No, there is no fee to join the YCC.
Members must attend 80% of the weekly meetings and the bi-weekly meetings held during the summer before the school year starts. Meetings usually last between 1 to 1 ½ hours. Prior notification should be given to the recorder if a student needs to be absent. Extended absences may be excused under special circumstances. There are other time commitments to fulfill service projects or plan projects. These are scheduled by project supervisors or committee chairs.
The YCC plans and executes activities in the community such as food drives, Christmas activities, community dances, and activities which collect money for worthy causes. It also participates in St. George City Council meetings at times to report on its activities as well as to understand the workings of the City Council. The YCC also plans recreational activities for itself to build teamwork and friendships.
Every year, the Youth City Council selects its officers, allowing members to be responsible for a specific portfolio. Any member of the Council is also eligible to be a project manager for any activity the Council participates in. Project managers will lead a committee, then direct the Council at the time of the project.
The Saint George Youth City Council is a volunteer, service-based organization, run by students from the high schools and middle schools in the community. We spend time every week engaged in service projects, learning how to become a leader, engaging with our City council and having fun. Everybody in the Council will get a chance to lead a group of peers to complete service projects and other activities. This is a great opportunity to improve your resume, your college and scholarship applications and get to know some of your city leaders and what it takes to run a city. Answers to your most frequently asked questions can be found HERE