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Mayor’s Youth Council Applications Available Now!

Our Community’s Children is accepting applications for the 2014 – 2015 Mayor’s Youth Council. 9th – 12th-grade Grand Rapids residents are urged to apply. Monthly meetings with the Mayor, field trips, community service projects and more! Applications available now. Click here for more information.

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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 […]


2013 – 2014 Mayor’s Youth Council Diego Garcia – Innovation Central High School Kyle Kanady – Union High School                   Sarah Kramer – City High School Fernanda Muñoz – Union High School Schipper Nguyen  - City High School Oscar Robles Union High School Yuliana Alcauter – Union High School                             Robert Arrington – Innovation Central High […]

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 […]