Mayor's Commissions & Task Forces
Mayor’s Youth Council
The Mayor’s Youth Council is composed of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who live in Little Rock and provide public service by volunteering for several events held throughout the city. Each year, these students learn about various aspects of our community and provide critical volunteer support for a wide range of community events throughout Little Rock. The Mayor’s Youth Council contributes more than 500 hours of volunteer service to the city on an annual basis. Typical volunteer events include the Little Rock Marathon, the Race for the Cure, Wildwood Harvest Festival, the Main Street Food Truck Festival, the Arkansas Cornbread Festival and the Just Communities of Arkansas Walk for CommUNITY.
Educating our young people is also a critical component of the Mayor’s Youth Council. Past classes have focused on sustainability and how to make our city more environmentally friendly. Members learn about all of the City’s departments and responsibilities.
In the spring semester each year, a smaller number of the students in the Mayor’s Youth Council also have an opportunity to take part in a six-month Youth Leadership Program, which develops a student’s understanding of their community and builds their leadership capacity. Students participate in sessions on team-building, politics and government, economic development, homelessness, public safety and the arts. At the conclusion of the session, the students typically travel to one of Little Rock’s international sister cities to learn more about the world we live in. The international travel is typically scheduled for a week to 10 days in the summer.
To sign up for the Mayor’s Youth Council, please fill out the form at the link below.
Registration Form - Click Here
For more information, contact Griffin Coop at 501-371-4510 or Phyllis Dickerson at 501-379-1555.
Click below for information on other commissions:
Little Rock Sustainability Commission
Bicycle Friendly Community Committee
Sister Cities Commission
Mayor's Tourism Committee