Since its inception in 1990, the Metropolitan Education Commission’s (MEC) Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has exhibited exceptional value. Composed of middle and high school students representing public, private, charter and parochial schools across our city and county, the YAC gives youth a strong positive voice in our community. In October of 1993, the Tucson Mayor and Council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors amended the resolutions establishing the MEC to include two youth representatives on the MEC alongside community leaders. These students are chosen by the YAC to represent youth in the MEC’s decision-making process.

The goals of the YAC are to provide youth/student input on policies and programs designed to improve the quality of education throughout Pima County and to engage in activities, which foster leadership, citizenship, and the best educational opportunities for all Tucson youth. The YAC has been identified and utilized as an important contributor to the City of Tucson and Pima County community organizations to increase youth civic involvement.

Your Voice, Your Community, Our Future:  Join the movement!

YAC Application

Download YAC Application

Fill out YAC Application online

Meetings will take place on MONDAYS from 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Neighborhood Center, 1080 S. 10th Avenue, Tucson, AZ.

2018

September
10th
24th

October
8th
22nd

November
5th
19th

December
3rd
17th

2019

January
14th
28th

February
11th
25th

March
11th
25th

April
8th
22nd

Santa Rosa Neighborhood Center

1080 S. 10th Avenue, Tucson, AZ

Teen Town Hall School Registration

Teen Town Hall at Capacity, Registration is Now Closed.

 

At the MEC’s Annual Teen Town Hall, the main issues brought forth by students set the stage for topics that will be addressed with Arizona Legislators during Civic Engagement Day. Examples of issues include the loss of teachers, classes, electives, and school programs resulting from the lack of education funding; and standardized testing issues. The Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress travels to the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix each year, and meets with Arizona state legislators in order to discuss these issues.