Before the start of the 2001-02 school year, the Broken Arrow City Council approved the creation of a Youth City Council. Five seniors serve as the Youth City Council, and five juniors are in line to move up to the YCC the following year if they wish. Youth City Council members are appointed by the Broken Arrow City Council from their respective wards through an application process.
Youth City Council provides a great opportunity for high school students to learn how municipal government works, obtain an understanding of local policy making and help serve their community.
Participants will meet with City Councilors and other City officials, tour public facilities, attend public meetings and demonstrate knowledge gained by preparing an agenda and minutes for presentation to City Council.
Be a resident of the City of Broken Arrow (fenceline)
Be a junior in high school
Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
Fulfill the responsibilities of the office held
Set a proper example for the youth of Broken Arrow
To provide service and leadership opportunities for the youth of the City of Broken Arrow.
To instill a feeling of positive self-worth and esteem, to teach teamwork and respect for the rights and property of others, to promote community pride and to eliminate potential negative influences among our future community leaders.
To assist youth in learning to identify needs, to organize activities and to participate with their adult counterparts in city programs.
To become aware of community leaders and their concerns, and to gain an understanding of the issues, research process, politics and media influence that goes into city government involvement.
To identify community opportunities and problems.
To learn to set priorities for action and examine alternatives for best solutions.
To become more involved in the democratic process.
To allow youth to make a difference through their participation and contributions to city government and in service to the people of the City of Broken Arrow.
To promote youth involvement and leadership in all areas of the City of Broken Arrow.