About the Council
The Saratoga Springs City Youth Council is a group of concerned, active teens who live within the City. Members of Youth Council have a strong interest in government, local issues and civic responsibilities. The Youth Council helps to give back to the community through learning activities and service projects.
As part of the Civic Events Committee the youth council will have the opportunity to participate in the planning and implementing of various citywide events. Involvement fosters a greater appreciation for our government and helps to bestow many skills that will be helpful throughout life. It also is a platform to interact with peers and make new friends.
To be eligible to participate on the Saratoga Springs City Youth Council, applicants must be a Saratoga Springs City resident of high school age (9th through 12th grades). Members of the Youth City Council serve for a period of one year from their selection date.
We meet to learn about city government and how a city functions day to day. We have many opportunities to volunteer in the community. We assist the Civic Events committee at various activities through the year including The Fall Festival, The Christmas tree Lighting, the Easter egg Hunt, and the City Celebration "Saratoga Splash Days".
You do not have to have a Board Position to be a member of the Youth Council.