Become a Youth Member of the Council on Youth, Education, and Families
Membership on NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council) is an opportunity for youth to have an ongoing voice in the work of NLC and the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), including its national efforts to promote youth participation in civic affairs.
“Being a member of the YEF Council is an amazing and unique experience that allows me to work with city councilmembers and mayors from cities across the nation and advocate for issues on behalf of the youth.” – Former YEF Council Youth Member
NLC invites any youth leader who serves on a city’s youth council, commission, or advisory board and who is also currently enrolled as a high school sophomore or junior to nominate himself or herself for appointment to NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families. The NLC President will appoint up to four young people from nominees for 12-month terms starting in March 2019. Youth may be reappointed for an additional year based upon successful completion of his or her first term.