The DCYAC is a 32-member body of youth from all of the wards of the District of Columbia. It is a diverse group of youth from various social, racial, and economic backgrounds, united to improve the quality of life for DC youth.
Members of the DCYAC have:
- an interest in community service and motivation to work as a volunteer for the government;
- a general knowledge and understanding of community needs in the ward where they reside;
- an ability to express ideas and solutions regarding youth issues and concerns;
- the ability to interact constructively with peers in a group setting;
- the ability to fulfill commitments;
- a willingness to engage in community outreach and with diverse populations;
- an interest in developing leadership skills.
What We Do?
Members of DCYAC serve DC youth by:
- responding to legislation and policies that impact youth;
- recommending ways of resolving issues and concerns involving youth;
- reviewing youth programs and policies to ensure they are achieving their set goals;
- working with neighborhood and youth organizations;
- partnering with local, national, and international youth organizations
- attending ANC meetings, public hearings, community meetings and other events;
- maintaining an understanding of community needs in the ward where they reside;
- participating in community outreach and service projects;
- making sure that issues related to DC youth are presented to the Mayor and other elected officials and that those issues are addressed.
Apply using the pdf below.