WHO WE ARE
Committed to Making a Difference
According to the latest U.S. Census estimates nearly 74 million Americans are under the age of 18 making up nearly 25% of the population. However, because of their lack of political agency too often the voices of our nation's young people are ignored. At a time when our national, state, and local leaders are discussing, arguing, and seeking solutions for long term problems facing our nation it is imperative that we ensure that those with the brightest futures have a seat at the table.
The Waterloo Youth City Council represents that opportunity. Pulling members from all four of the high schools in Waterloo the Youth City Council empowers young people to think critically, debate civilly, and forge consensus on the most critical issues facing our city. Following in the footsteps of other successful youth city council programs the Waterloo Youth City Council seeks to harness the passion and idealism of our youth today in order to create a better future for tomorrow.