St. Louis City Youth Council

Learn how local laws are made, who makes them and how you can be involved in making our city better.

What is the Youth Council?

The City Youth Council meets monthly to talk about issues impacting young people in their city.

The council makes suggestions to city leaders so local laws can be made with young residents in mind.

If you are 12 to 18 years old and want to make your voice heard in city government, submit your application by using the form below.

Who Serves on the Council?

The council has fifteen spots which are filled through an application process. Youth council members must be:

  • 12 to 18 years old by June 1, 2023
  • A resident of St. Louis City
  • Available to be on the council for two years (2023–2025)

How Can I Get Involved?

The City Youth Council is looking for applicants. The application process closes on June 2nd at 11:59 PM.

Use the online form below to apply for a spot on the youth council!

If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian MUST fill out the form on your behalf.

What Should Parents Know?

The City Youth Council will meet once per month; meetings will be scheduled for one hour.

  • The first meeting will be held at City Hall on July 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Dinner will be provided
  • Council members will decide where and when future meetings will be scheduled.

The council also has three adult members who are named by the Mayor's Office and the Board of Aldermen:

  • The Mayor's Senior Advisor for Children, Youth and Families
  • An adult representative from the Health & Human Development Committee, and
  • An adult representative from St. Louis Public Schools or a nonprofit organization serving city youth

What's Next?

The President's Office will be send all eligible applications from each ward to its Alderperson. Your Alderperson may reach out to you for additional information, to set up an interview and/or to inform you that you will be their nominee to the Youth Council.


City Youth Council Liaison

Anna Dodge

1200 Market, City Hall Room 232

St. Louis, MO 63103

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