Mayor's Youth Council
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The Starkville Mayor’s Youth Council strives to provide youth with opportunities for personal growth and the ability to contribute to the city through community service, mentoring, and leadership development that raises issues with community leaders in the City of Starkville. The purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council to provide a voice for youth while organizing productive community projects, promoting youth engagement in government affairs, and acting as a resource for the City of Starkville and city organization upon request.
What We Do?
The Mayor’s Youth Council is a group of young people working toward the common purpose of developing their individual leadership skills to strengthen their communities through volunteer service and increased communication with municipal leaders. Youth develop and lead initiatives with the support of adult mentors. The Mayor’s Youth Council is more than just a service club because members determine to train and involve their peers in service leadership. They also provide valuable insight on issues affecting youth and the community.
Raise youth related issues with community leaders
- Leadership Development
- Election & Voting Procedures
- Event management, grant writing/giving
- Training for peers
- Practice public speaking
- Recruiting volunteers
- Volunteer newsletters
- Youth forums
- Training for teachers/organizations
- Speaker bureaus (bringing in experts on a subject)
- Service Projects
- National Day of Service
- Mentoring/Advice Sharing
Markeeta Outlaw, Project Coordinator
101 Lampkin Street
Starkville, MS 39759
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