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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 17, 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.
Online Registration Dates & Deadlines
- Applications open May 30, 2023 and run through August 17, 2023
- Youth Council Members will be named on August 23, 2023
- First meeting will be September 6, 2023
Register for Apopka Youth Council (AYC)!
The Apopka Youth Council (AYC) is a City funded council composed of local high school students.
Please email Stephen Cribb or contact by phone at 407-703-1671.
- 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).