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Youth Advisory Council

The M-NCPPC Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in Prince George’s County is established through the Department of Parks and Recreation to give youth in Prince George’s County the opportunity to speak for themselves and their fellow teens on issues affecting them.

YAC is composed of ten high – school – age youth living in the County. YAC offers priceless opportunities for teens to have an active and formal leadership role and voice in the County and in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s administration, plans, programs, activities, policies and decision-making process.

With the benefit of YAC’s feedback, effective advocacy, advice and recommendations, the Department and County are better able to meet the specific needs of the youth in Prince George’s County, which is the paramount objective of YAC. The YAC members also initiate, develop and implement community service projects and special events throughout the school year, including fun, sociable, and safe teen events.

There are many rewards and benefits in being a YAC member. These are only a few:

  • Receive unlimited leadership building and training opportunities for youth.
  • Enlarge your network by working with a countywide and diverse group of youth as well as community members and County leaders.
  • Travel and participate in other youth leadership conferences, seminars, youth retreats, and educational and cultural field trips inside and outside the County.
  • Add this prestigious accomplishment to your resume that distinguishes you from other teens.
  • Elevate your stature and standing in the County as one of the ten Countywide youth leaders.
  • Earn Student Service Learning Credits or Community Service Hours.
  • Gain expertise in developing Countywide youth projects not available elsewhere.

This school year, YAC envisions a year of amazing success, as it continues to strive to become one of the best Youth Advisory Councils in America.

The YAC meetings are held on the second Saturday in each month of the school year from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon. at convenient locations.

If you think that you would like to be an official voice for the youth in Prince George’s County, please fill out the application online. Follow the volunteers link to find the Youth Council Application.

Questions?

Contact Brodrick Clarke at 301-832-7096 or e-mail Brodrick.Clarke@pgparks.com.