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Who We Are - DCYAC

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.