Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council


Join Charlotte-Mecklenburg's youth advisory council #cltmeckyouth


Be a civic leader

Be a civic leader for your school, neighborhood, and community. Join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council (CMYC), the official, youth-driven, and interconnected student advisory council for City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Through the CMYC, high school students meet regularly to advise community leaders, represent and serve as a collective voice for young people, learn how to solve civic challenges, and join a diverse network of young civic leaders.

All local high school students are eligible to participate. CMYC welcomes students from public, charter, independent, religious, and home schools and youth organizations.

CMYC, a 21st century youth council, is a partnership between youth, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and GenerationNation, and is chartered by the State of North Carolina.

>>go to CMYC website



How do I sign up?

First, join the email and text list. Then attend a meeting! 

Most meetings are held in the evening at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E 4th Street 28202. When you sign up, you will receive info, directions, etc. for each meeting. Free CATS passes and carpool information available to assist students with transportation.

You'll need to attend at least one meeting per school quarter to maintain active membership. CMYC members who fulfill extended membership, leadership, and service requirements are eligible to join the Executive Committee.

CMYC Subcommittees

  • City Subcommittee
  • CMS Superintendents Student Advisory Subcommittee
  • CMPD Youth Advisory Subcommittee
  • Community Relations Youth Subcommittee
  • Mecklenburg Subcommittee
  • Executive Committee

Community Leaders

Want to hear what students think about issues impacting youth? Contact us to refer an issue to CMYC or schedule a conversation with youth civic leaders!

Learn more about connecting the youth council to your work

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.




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