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 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 is a partnership of the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and GenerationNation, and is chartered by the State of North Carolina.

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


Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved or have questions, contact us. You can get involved anytime during the year. 

Sign up here!


CMYC Leadership Network site (coming soon!)



2016-17 Report

Officials: Get involved

Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg: civic leadership academy for grades 9-10 - apply now for the 4th class year

2015-16 report

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