Contact Us

Address:
2529 J O Stephenson Ave
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone:
770.424.8274
Fax:
770.528.9082
Email:
info@kennesaw-ga.gov

Youth Council

Youth CouncilThe Kennesaw Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Council. Applications are due by Friday, July 15, 2016.

2016 Application

Applications can be returned by email to ydaniel@kennesaw-ga.gov.

Or mailed to:
City of Kennesaw
ATTN: Yvette Daniel
2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Kennesaw Youth Council (KYC) to provide local youth with the experience of working with city government while obtaining a sense of civic responsibility as well as the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills.

Purpose

The Kennesaw Youth Council was created in 2002 to encourage teen involvement in local government and the community. It is a six-member team of high school students who are selected by an application and oral interview process.

The purpose of the Youth Council is to provide the Mayor, City Council and city staff with a teen perspective on the Police Department, the Parks & Recreation Department and future growth. The Youth Council meets once a month at City Hall.  Its members develop agendas and report directly to the City Council at scheduled Council meetings.

Kennesaw’s Mayor, Council and city staff are committed to working with the youth council to address their needs and concerns, and to further educate them on the operation of local government.

Since the implementation of this program, other communities in the area have emulated the Kennesaw Youth Council as a model to start similar type programs. The Youth Council has an office at Kennesaw Mountain High School, giving students greater access to members who can deliver their concerns directly to the City Council.

The Kennesaw Youth Council Liaison is Councilmember Yvette Daniel.