Youth Council

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The Springdale Youth Council was established to encourage young people to become engaged with their local government, job shadow City officials, perform community service for the benefit of Springdale residents, advise local government officials on the issues that face young people in our community, and learn about local government and the importance of civic participation.


Benefits of participating in Youth Council



Through Youth Council, students will:

  • Learn more about local government and our community
  • Connect with their City and elected officials and advise local leaders on issues that matter to young people
  • Serve the community and become a more conscientious resident
  • Learn who to contact if they need assistance with a City service
  • Understand how tax dollars are utilized to provide services for residents
  • Learn the connection between public and private organizations
Most importantly, Youth Council members will play an active role in helping the City address issues that affect young people in our community. This eight-month program prepares young people to become community and civic leaders and gives them the confidence to know they can make a difference.

Youth Council will be comprised of up to 20 students in grades 11-12 who reside in the Springdale School District. This includes students at Springdale High School, Har-ber High School, Shiloh Christian School, Don Tyson School of Innovation and Haas Hall Academy. 
 

We accept applications May 1 through Aug. 1 each year. The program runs August through December.

Questions?



If you have any questions about this program, please email Communications@SpringdaleAR.gov or call the Mayor's Office at 750-8114.