Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

MYAC

PURPOSE

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is an advisory council organized to offer youth an opportunity to participate in the Town government and provide a youthful point of view for the Town Council on community affairs and issues. The MYAC also offers participants an overview of the complexity of local government and a variety of public service opportunities, and empowers youth from various backgrounds to become active members in their community, encouraging them to have an everlasting effect on the future of Rock Hall.

MISSION

The MYAC serves Rock Hall through community participation, including organized participation in various Town-sponsored activities and events, and taking initiatives directed toward effective change that benefits local youth and provides positive community impact.

GOAL

Develop youth leaders committed to learning about local government and the roles they can have in it; make a difference in the community and the lives of youth; recognize and use the voice of Rock Hall’s youth; and represent Rock Hall’s youth.  

To accomplish their goals, the MYAC will have access to the Town’s leaders and will work actively with them to create their shared vision of a Rock Hall that values its youth.        

QUALIFICATION OF CRITERIA

The program will only be open to high school students (Grades 9 – 12) living within Rock Hall’s corporate boundaries.

Students themselves should complete the application.

Applications will be evaluated and selected students will be offered an interview.

Admission will be offered based on final evaluation of interview and applications.

Enrollment is limited and diversity that is representative of the community is desired.

Students must commit to attending MYAC meetings. 

The students chosen must have solid communications skills.

The students chosen must be able to work well with others in a collaborative manner.

The students chosen must be able to think holistically, seeing the challenges while willing to actively search for and work toward solutions to those challenges.

The students chosen must maintain good academic performance.

APPLYING

Please download and complete the application and additional forms, fill out and return. Parent and student consent form must be completed also.   

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