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 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Library, 1075 S. 10th Avenue, Tucson, AZ.

2019

August

26th

September

9th
23rd

October

7th
21st

November

4th
18th

December

2nd
16th

2020

January

6th
20th

February

3rd
17th

March

2nd
16th (TENTATIVE, depending on Civic Engagement Day date)

April

6th
20th

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.