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.
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