Welcome to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council
Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden’s Youth Advisory Council develops the leadership of our youth.
The mission of Mayor “Kip” Holden’s Youth Advisory Council is to represent and advocate on behalf of the youth in the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. Every high school in East Baton Rouge Parish has the opportunity to have two representatives to serve on this council which will help seek solutions to issues defined by the youth of our community.
The students chosen must possess solid communications skills, be able to work well with others in a collaborative manner, be able to think holistically to identify problems, and also be willing to actively search for and work toward solutions. To accomplish their goals they will have access to the leaders in East Baton Rouge Parish and will work actively with them to create their shared vision of a Baton Rouge that values its youth.
To become a member the student must be 9thth-12thth grade student, and must be recommended by a principal, school counselor, mentor, or teacher. Meetings are held monthly and attendance at each meeting is required. Additional planning meetings will be scheduled as needed based on the need and scope of projects.
- Parish-wide community service projects
- Website development and management
- Promote a health and wellness campaign to Baton Rouge area youth
- Internship opportunities
- Professional development
WATCH OUR VIDEO
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council teamed up with the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative to create
an original song and music video to promote 5210+10, a health and wellness campaign to help
combat childhood and youth obesity. MYAC wrote, recorded and produced a music video to
showcase their interpretation of what 5210+10 means to them. Funding for this project was made
possible through a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. Watch the Behind the Scenes
footage on the making of the music video.