Mayor's Youth Leadership Council
Events and Activities

MYLC students must have a desire to learn more about city government and should be willing to grow as a student leader.  MYLC students will represent their peers when they communicate with the Mayor, city administrators, and community leaders.  Each year MYLC students must complete the following:

  • Complete the MYLC Membership Application
  • Attend a mandatory new member's orientation.
  • Attend a minimum of six program meetings each year.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours of community service within twelve months of enrolling and continue to complete 12 hours annually until graduation.
  • Participate in MYLC community service projects, serve on committees, attend leadership training, and other MYLC opportunities and events.

Hugs 'N Gloves

During the holiday season, City of Akron employees volunteer their time and donate winter items through the City’s “We Care” initiative.  MYLC students sort hundreds of donated hats, gloves, and socks and distribute them through a city-wide “Hugs N’ Gloves” event during the months of November and December.

City volunteers and youth leaders from the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council distribute gift cards and new hats, gloves, socks, and books to K-12 students living in North Hill, Lawton, Mason, Buchtel and Firestone Park communities.

“We Care” is the initiative launched by Mayor Horrigan for City employees who volunteer in the Akron community.  The program is managed by the Department of Human Resources.  “Hugs N’ Gloves” is one of dozens of programs included in the “We Care” initiative throughout the year.  For 2020 Hugs ‘N Gloves information, (330) 375-2025

February 2020 - State of the City Address

December 2019

November 2019

Student Spotlights

MYLC students may live in the corporate limits of the city of Akron or attend an Akron School.  MYLC students are actively involved in community service.  They are committed to their academic endeavors, participate in extracurricular activities and often receive honors and awards.  The Student Spotlight section is an avenue to publicly highlight our MYLC leader’s accomplishments.

See St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Desmond Manley's Student Spotlight.

See Firestone CLC Junior Derrick Martin's Student Spotlight