Diverse Youth Taking the Initiative and Acting as a Positive Voice in Our Community
The Kirkland Youth Council is a group of about 40 teens representing all Middle and High Schools in Kirkland. In addition, we also have members who attend private schools and who are home schooled. Each member of the Youth Council has the responsibility of representing their school, social and cultural group, the City, as well as the youth of Kirkland to the City Council and other local government groups.
The Mission of the Kirkland Youth Council is:
To Provide a vital link between the youth of Kirkland, the greater community, and the government. This alliance will help to promote mutual respect, ensure that the voice of youth is heard, and create and encourage opportunities for youth to give back to the community.
Since 1996, KYC has coordinated the Kirkland Youth Summit every other year as an educational opportunity for middles and high scholl students to focus on their future. Watch the highlights of the 2014 Youth Summit "Ascend to Your Future." (Video Link )
Watch the latest "We Got Issues" video on teen suicide