Youth voice


Join Charlotte-Mecklenburg's youth advisory council #cltmeckyouth

Care about school and community issues that impact K-12 students? Want to make your voice heard on important policies and decisions? Here's your chance to make a difference!

High school students

Open to all high school age youth – great for leaders/emerging leaders, journalists & all others interested in leadership, news, policy issues, and government.

Civic leadership and student voice - make a difference, and your voice heard

Teens advise local officials and policymakers on issues and decisions impacting K-12 students, network with students from across the community, learn about government and community issues, build civic leadership, and use student voice to report on and highlight issues and government actions impacting youth.

How do I sign up?

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

Be sure you are on the  email and text list. Most meetings are 6-8 PM 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.

Community Leaders

Want to hear what students think about issues impacting youth? Contact us to set up a conversation with youth civic leaders!

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Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved or have questions, contact us. You can join anytime during the year. Don't worry if you missed the first meetings.

Sign up here!


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