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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 […]

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, […]


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 August for applications for the […]


2015 – 2016 Mayor’s Youth Council Abby Choffel, President – City Middle/High Hannah Jones-Reiser – Forest Hills Central TreVon Rucker, Secretary – University Prep. Kennedy Anderson – Southeast Career Pathways Henry Bartleson – GR Montessori High Raymond Lee – West MI Academy of Environmental Science Kendu Lyons – Grand River Prep. Ashley King – City Middle/High Antonio Martinez – […]

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 – […]