What We Do
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) takes pride in the community and takes advantage of every opportunity to ignite the power and potential of young people to make an impact on their community through service. MYAC encourages the youth in our community to be leaders, problem-solvers, successful students and civically engaged citizens through fun and interactive activities that will leave a mark on the Baton Rouge community for years to come.
Some of those initiatives include, but are not limited, to the following:
Eat Right. Play Hard. Live Well
This initiative is designed to serve as a peer awareness campaign to encourage healthier lifestyles for youth in the community. As a part of this initiative, MYAC members participate and organize park clean-ups, health seminars as well as participate in community-based activities that promote physical activity or healthy eating. The Council has also joined forces with the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative 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. Click here to see the Behind the Scenes footage on the making of the music video.
Global Youth Service Day
Each year, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council joins forces with millions of young people around the world to improve their communities through service. Global Youth Service Day is a campaign of YSA (Youth Service America), an international leader in the youth service movement. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.
GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors– to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.
SAVE THE DATE: April 17-19, 2015