The Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council is a learning organization designed to encourage high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government. Members of the Council will see firsthand the many faces of City government in action and learn to appreciate how much each contributes to the City's goals of public safety and quality of life. The members will also learn about the political process and how youth can have a voice in local government issues. In short, they'll have a backstage pass to The City of Tulsa.
The purpose of the Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council is to provide Tulsa high school students the opportunity to:
All Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council members will be required to participate in the following:
The Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council will meet twice a month after school, excluding the month of December, for a Learning Day and Discussion Day. The meetings will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. at City Hall.
The first meeting of the month is known as Learning Day, which will involve a trip to some of the City of Tulsa facilities and services that keep our city running. Some tours may include Tulsa's waste-to energy plant, water and wastewater treatment plants, the police and fire departments, or various other facilities. Through this process, the Youth Councilors will learn about what services the City provides, how much each component contributes to our overall quality of life, and how the City is governed.
For the second meeting of the month, the Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council will meet at City Hall and discuss various topics, as well as learn about the role of the City Councils Boards and Commissions.
The Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council will have opportunities to:
Application and Selection
For consideration, please complete the Application Packet no later than Monday, September 18, 2017. All Tulsa high school administrators may submit two students for consideration as members of the Tulsa Mayor's Youth Council. Any individual application submitted must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the school principal in order to be considered. Home school students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants attending Jenks and Union Schools will be considered as long as they live within the City of Tulsa.
Exceptional applicants will be selected based upon their application strength. The selected candidates will then be notified of their selection and the date and time of the first meeting, which will be determined at a later date.
The Application Packet should include:
All application materials and question should be sent to: