The MYC gives young people a meaningful voice in developing solutions to youth issues and problems. Commission members meet with the Mayor to provide input, leadership and ideas on effective solutions to the most pressing issues and problems facing young people.
History of the Commission
The MYC was created in 1999 following the tragic events at Columbine High School by Former Mayor Riley, to provide a mechanism for youth to have their voice heard. Mayor Tecklenburg has continued the tradition of engaging youth in an on-going dialogue and looks to the MYC members to help the City meet the needs of high school students in the Charleston community.
9th, 10th and 11th grade student attending classes and in good standing at public and private high schools in Charleston are eligible to apply.
MYC members plan and execute the annual Charleston Youth Summit, which was created to bring students together to discuss important issues as a larger group and have workshops geared towards the issues the youth address throughout the year.