Anne Arundel County Youth Advisory Council
The Anne Arundel County Youth Advisory Council was established by County Executive Steuart Pittman to give young people in the county the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations regarding county policies that affect them.
Members of the Youth Advisory Council will develop skills in advocacy, leadership, and team building while creating strategies to address community issues. They will use their voices to share their experiences to help make Anne Arundel County The Best Place - For All!
Get Involved and Make a Difference!
Applications are now closed. Thank you to all the youth that applied. The selection for the council will occur the week of August 15th.
Youth Advisory Council members typically serve for a duration of one year with the potential of a two year term. All of these hours can be counted towards a member’s required service learning hours.
In order to serve on the Youth Advisory Council, you must:
- Have an interest in making a difference in Anne Arundel County
- Be between the ages of 14 - 22
- Reside in Anne Arundel County
Expectation of Members
As a member of the Youth Advisory Council, you will be expected to:
- Attend monthly scheduled meetings (see Meeting Schedule below)
- Be an active and passionate representative of Anne Arundel County
- Identify and discuss issues youth are facing in the county
- Work to create strategies that address these issues
- Be motivated to develop leadership, advocacy, and teambuilding skills
- Show kindness, dignity and respect to other members and the Youth Advisory Council staff advisor
Benefits of being on the Youth Advisory Council
By being a part of the Youth Advisory Council, members will:
- Advise the County Executive on policy matters impacting youth and serve as an advocate for youth issues
- Develop valuable leadership, advocacy, and teambuilding skills
- Promote volunteerism, professionalism, responsibility, and essential skills
- Increase confidence and communication skills
- Gain valuable networking connections
- Bolster resume and college applications
- Promote community involvement
- Offer a fresh and unique perspective to the County Executive’s Office
- Potential to Earn service learning hours
- Provide members an opportunity to meet other youth
We hope to include youth from the following:
- 1 student from each public high school
- 2 home school students
- 2 non students
- 2 private school students
Meetings will typically be held on the last Thursday of every month from 5 pm - 7 pm starting in August 2020.