Benefits of Membership (MYLC)

What is Mayor Daniel Horrigan’s Youth Leadership Council?

The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) is a youth, civic leadership initiative designed to educate Akron’s youth about their government, community organizations and service-led projects.  Participants will learn about Akron’s history and social issues, tour City facilities and receive a behind-the scenes view of how city government works.  MYLC prepares area high school students to become positive role models and allows them to build character and develop leadership skills through training and youth council meetings.


  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Must be goal oriented and highly motivated
  • Must reside in Akron or attend a school within the city limits of Akron
  • Must be currently enrolled in high school or a rising 9th grader

Benefits of Joining

  • Learn the operations of local government
  • Volunteer for community service projects
  • Participate in Academic and College Prep Workshops
  • Participate in Character Building and Life Skills Workshops
  • Network with Peer Leaders in the City of Akron
  • Facilitate Financial Leadership Workshops
  • Join Student-Led Council Committee Meetings
  • Paid internships for students who meet the minimum MYLC volunteer requirements

Join a Committee, Be a Champion for Change!

  • Economic Development
  • Crime and Safety (Youth violence reduction, anti-bullying)
  • Drug Abuse Awareness/Prevention
  • Teen Health, Wellness and Safety (homelessness, mental health)
  • MYLC Communications/Technology (social media, podcasts)
  • Parks and Recreation