Youth Engagement Opportunities

Youth voice is important to our community!  Please contact us to share opportunities for youth regarding leadership academies, youth councils, and advisory boards.

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The Raleigh Youth Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Laurel Hills Community Center.  Please call 919-996-2142 for more information or click here.

The Family Resource Center of Raleigh has a Youth Leadership Council.  The  (YLC) was created in order to support teens and their decision to make healthy lifestyle choices. YLC is comprised of middle and high school students who meet monthly to learn skills that prepare them for leadership. Additionally, students obtain the training necessary to become peer health educators, peer mentors, and community volunteers.  To request an application, call: (919) 834-9300.

The Lightner Y Achievers is dedicated to helping Triangle youth develop as leaders through opportunities in education, leadership, philanthropy, community service, and civic engagement.  

The Poe Health Teen Advisory Council is an engaged group of young people who are serious about advocating for good health in their community and can inform Poe programming and community policymakers. The Council is comprised of a diverse group of teen health peer educators, advocates, and representatives. Youth and adult leaders keep abreast of current health issues and emerging trends in Wake County. Teens, university students, and adults share best practices and learn current information about pressing teen health issues from professionals.  Call 919.231.4006 for more information.

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