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. 

The application deadline for 2021/2022 was September 7, 2021. For additional information, please contact Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson at sjackson@apopka.net or 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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