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Mayor's Youth Commission
About the Commission

The MYC was created in 1999 following the tragic events at Columbine High School by Mayor Riley, who felt it was important to learn from youth, and hear from them about what they are feeling and experiencing.  Mayor Tecklenburg has continued the tradition of engaging youth in an on-going dialogue and looks to the MYC members to help the City meet the needs of high school students in the Charleston community.

The MYC gives young people a meaningful voice in developing solutions to youth issues and problems. Commission members meet with the Mayor to provide input, leadership and ideas on effective solutions to the most pressing issues and problems facing young people.

MYC members plan and execute the annual Charleston Youth Summit, which was created to bring students together to discuss important issues as a larger group and have workshops geared towards the issues the youth address throughout the year. 

The MYC convenes for monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the MOCYF office. Commission members meet with Mayor Tecklenburg four times a year and all meetings are held in the evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

To Apply...

9th, 10th and 11th grade students attending classes and in good standing at public and private high schools in Charleston are eligible to apply.

Click HERE for the application, or contact Jennifer Gorham (843-965-4190, email:  ).