Baton Rouge, La. — August 20, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has opened applications for the 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). MYAC participants will represent and advocate on behalf of the youth population in the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish.
Applications are open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students within the parish. High schools in East Baton Rouge Parish can have up to two representatives serving on the advisory council.
Applicants will be required to submit a completed application, a student and parent commitment agreement, and a letter of recommendation.
“I am looking forward to engaging with this year’s cohort for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council as they seek to advocate for their peers for the advancement of our community here in Baton Rouge,” said Mayor Broome. “My council offers our youth an opportunity to engage in our parish’s progress, while allowing my administration to connect with our youngest residents. This connection will help us build a stronger foundation for Baton Rouge’s future.”
The applications are open as of Friday, August 20, and will close on Wednesday, September 8. Applications can be filled out at myacbr.com/apply.
Selected participants will have regular meetings twice a month and will attend events and activities related to their initiatives and interests. Program activities include: parishwide community service projects; website development and management; internship opportunities; and professional development.