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Mayor's Youth Commission
About the Commission


The Mayor’s Youth Commission (MYC) was created by Mayor Riley after the tragic events in 1999 at Columbine High School. The Mayor felt it was important to learn from youth, what they are feeling and what they are experiencing.

MYC gives young people a meaningful voice in developing solutions to youth issues and problems. Commission members meet with the Mayor to provide input, leadership and ideas on effective solutions to the most pressing issues and problems facing young people.

Since the inception of the MYC, the annual Charleston Youth Summit was created as a way to bring students together to discuss important issues as a larger group and have workshops geared towards the issues the youth address throughout the year. 

MYC convenes for monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the MOCYF office. Commission members meet with the Mayor four times per year and all meetings are held in the evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.


9th, 10th and 11th grade students attending classes and in good standing at public and private high schools in Charleston are eligible to apply

Click here for the 2018 Mayor's Youth Commission application.

All applications must be turned in by March 1, 2018.  **We will accept applications until all slots are filled.

Applications can be e-mailed to Jennifer Gorham at gorhamj@charleston-
ATTN:  Jennifer Gorham
Mayor's Office for Children, Youth and Families
75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3700
Charleston, SC 29401