LaGrange Youth Council

The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board composed of local youth that provides advice and counsel to the local governing body.

The Youth Council gives local youth a more formal role in the local decision making process offering real world experiences with elected bodies.

Twenty-four students are allowed to serve on the LaGrange Youth Council.

Mayor and Council

The LYC meets once a month during the school year. Members can attend optional field trips, city litter cleanups, and state youth council retreats.

During the 2018-2019 school year, members participated in the Tybee Island Youth Council Symposium with other Youth Councils in Georgia, met with Governor Brian Kemp and other state leaders at the Georgia Capitol, and hosted an event to raise money for mental health awareness.

To be considered, student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be presently enrolled in high school. (home school is acceptable) Applicant will be a junior or a senior in 2019-2020
  • Attend the mandatory orientation session TBD
  • Be academically eligible to participate in school sports and extracurricular activities
  • Be free of any serious disciplinary infractions within the last six months
  • Be able to think critically and articulate thoughts and ideas
  • Have an interest in learning about government and how it functions
  • Possess potential leadership skills
  • Secure parental or guardian permission and support
  • Must be a resident of the City of LaGrange

Please email Katie Van Schoor at if you are interested in learning more about the LaGrange Youth Council.