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  • City of Syracuse
    Youth Advisory Council
    The Common Council has created a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to increase civic education and engage Syracuse young people in local and state government. In collaboration with the Syracuse City School District, the Council has created a class where students will learn about local and state government and engage with community and elected leaders. As a final project of the class, teams of students will identify a problem in the City of Syracuse and develop a plan to solve the problem. Then the teams will create written materials to demonstrate their solution and make a speech to city and community leaders.
    Application for
    Participation in the
    City of Syracuse
    Youth Advisory Council
    2019 - 2020
      2019-2020 YAC Application
    To receive a paper copy
    of the application, call
    (315) 448-8466.
    Who can apply?
    • Residents of the City of Syracuse who attend 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at a Syracuse City School District school; a parochial school; or a charter school. Prior YAC participants are not eligible.
    How do I apply?
    • Click on the link below to complete the application.

    Return the completed application to:

    Syracuse Common Council Office

    233 East Washington Street, Room 314

    Syracuse, New York 13202

    Applications must be received by October 11, 2019