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Youth Engagement Opportunities with Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County offers a wide range of opportunities for young people to engage with government and to get involved in causes that matter to them.

Anyone interested in community service or civic engagement can use this webpage to explore programs and activities that will help youth develop and expand advocacy, leadership, and team- building skills in their communities.

Check them out and help us make Anne Arundel County the Best Place - For All.


Youth Corps

The Youth Corps was established by Executive Order on August 17, 2020, and is open to anyone under the age of 23 who is interested in engaging with the county government.

The purpose of the Youth Corps is to connect with the County Executive’s Office, keep up-to-date with issues pertaining to youth in the county, and build a network of individuals committed to improving the county for everyone who lives here.

Members receive regular communications from the County Executive’s Office and invitations to participate in special events and learning experiences. There is no requirement for participation.

Members can be active in community initiatives or simply learn about community programs and resources. It’s up to you.

Members of the Youth Advisory Council and County Executive interns are automatically members of the Youth Corps.

If you are interested in joining the Youth Corps, please click on the registration button below.

Join the Youth Corps


Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council, first formed in August 2020, is a group of Anne Arundel County students who meet directly with the County Executive's Office monthly to discuss and create strategies that address issues important to them. Members are selected through an application process and serve one to two-year terms.

For more information about the Youth Advisory Council, please click the link below.

Youth Advisory Council Page


County Executive Internships

The County Executive’s Internship Program is designed to identify and develop the talents of our county’s youth and young adults. There are opportunities for high school juniors and seniors as well as college undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. The program provides students with an opportunity to experience the fast-paced nature of a professional office, to build networks and relationships, to experience the role of public service in communities, and to develop new knowledge and skills that may give direction to their professional lives.

Summer 2021 Future Success Program

A 6-week summer program for youth ages 16-21 who are interested in learning more about county government and career opportunities. Deadline: May 21, 2021 LINK to Flyer

County Executive Internship Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

This internship experience in the County Executive’s office is designed for high school students interested in civic engagement and promoting youth involvement.

View Program Details 

Internship Opportunities for College Students

Anne Arundel County also offers internship opportunities for college students within a wide range of county departments. Please visit https://www.aacounty.org/departments/personnel/employment-information/job-announcements/index.html and select the “Internships” tab. Internships may be paid or unpaid depending on the approved budget.


Youth Engagement Activity Hub (YEAH!)

Are you interested in finding a volunteer activity next weekend? YEAH!

Do you want to recruit youth to participate in your own service event? YEAH!

Use this online tool to search for service activities and events around the county. You can also apply to post events for others to see. Some events can count for service hours through AACPS.

Search Events & More information 

YEAH! is for youth, by youth.

 

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