Search Results for: Mayor's Youth Council

Gun Control Teen Survey

As a response to numerous tragedies involving gun violence in Grand Rapids and recent debates about Michigan’s Open Carry Law, the Grand Rapids Mayor’s Youth Council developed an online survey to gather opinions from their peers about these issues. The results from this survey along with recommendations were released to the public by 2012 – […]

Running for Youth II

WE DID IT!   OCC Program Coordinator Shannon and Lynn, OCC Executive Director, ran the Fifth Third 5K on Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Thank you for helping us raise over $3,500 for our youth programs!  If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the Give Me 5 Campaign, there’s still time. You can give - 5 $1s, […]

KidSpeak® 2013: Education = . . . Great Success!

KidSpeak 2013: Education = . . .  Friday, April 26, 2013 City Hall – City Commission Chambers School aged youth and teens let their voices be heard in front of legislators, community leaders and school officials about what education means to them at KidSpeak 2013: Education = . . .  .  Young people were asked to […]


Students must live within one of the city’s 3 wards and be enrolled in the 9th through 12th grade; no exceptions will be made. Grand Rapids Public School students are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the 2015 – 2016 Mayor’s Youth Council has passed. Please check back in June for applications for […]


2014 – 2015 Mayor’s Youth Council Warda Abdullahi      Joanna Barcelo Za’Keya Busch Fernando Canales  Abigail Choffel Makcim Ferrell Troy Guinn                                                 Leydy Guzman                                                                                          Jaden Horner                                                 Hannah Jones-Reiser Brooklyn McAlister                                    Stormy Miller-Walters                                                                            Joselyd Molero                                             Maddie Reeves                        Damaris Sanchez                             Miles Taylor                                                Maria Vargas                                                Kaira Williams 2013 – 2014 […]

Mayor’s Youth Council

The Mayor’s Youth Council is comprised of students in the 9th -12th grade who are city residents. The Council members serve a one year term from October to May. Council Members broaden the scope of youth leadership in city government by discussing policy issues that affect them with the Mayor, City Commission, and staff, gathering […]