15 Regular Members, City Manager to designate Chair and Vice Chair
City Manager may also designate city representatives to serve as ex officio associate members.
City Manager may also request the superintendent of schools assign a member to serve as an associate.
No more than 5 terms to expire on 12/31 of each year
When possible, membership should be from representatives of the following:
(3) Youth serving organizations
(1) Mental health/substance abuse treatment provider
(1) Social service provider
(1) Workforce Investment Board member
(1) Health care provider
(1) Economic development or business provider
(2) Higher education
(1) Youth Coalition
(1) Faith based provider
The Worcester Youth Council was created to provide young people with a direct connection to local government and to serve as the official voice of Worcester's youth.
Eligibility Requirements: Youth ages 13-19, residing in the City of Worcester.
Council Composition: Nineteen (19) members including one (1) representative from each of the eight (8) public high schools, six (6) private schools, two (2) charter high schools in Worcester and three (3) at-large representatives.
Meetings: The Worcester Youth Council meets every Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
High School administrators and teachers from each of the high schools located in the City of Worcester will be contacted to recommend three (3) students to represent their school on the City of Worcester Youth Council. The selection committee will review the recommendations and choose one (1) representative from each school for a total of sixteen (16).
Recommendation Format: Student information form, recommendation letter, commitment form and parental consent form.
The Council will also have three (3) at-large seats open to any youth who resides in the City of Worcester but attends high school outside of the city or is home schooled. These candidates will be chosen based on the strength of an application.
Application Format: Student information form, essay, letter of recommendation, commitment form and parental consent form.