Columbus Youth Council

Applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort are now open!

We are seeking our newest cohort for the Columbus Youth Council, and would love to have you join us. Applications are due July 15 and recommendations are due July 19. Please follow this link for the application and recommendation! If you have any questions, please reach out to Kendra Asiedu ( for more information!

What Is the CYC?

The Columbus Youth Council (CYC) program gives Columbus high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to immerse themselves in city government and learn how they can become stewards in their community.

Students selected participate in several sessions dealing with topics such as the structure of city government, city housing & development, public safety, and much more. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Meals and program supplies are provided.

Students interact with members of the Columbus City Council as well as other community speakers. Along with in-person sessions, students collaborate with other CYC students on one of the three teams available and have ongoing communication during the week working on various tasks. The teams include Social Media, Recruitment, and Graduation.