Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release / Public Service Annoucement

Houston high school students invited to apply
Application Deadline - August 4, 2023

July 17, 2023 -- the Mayor and the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) invite Houston high school students in grades 9-12 to apply for membership in the 2023-24 Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC). The term of office runs September 2023 to July 2024.

Modeled after the elected City Council, the MYC provides youth the opportunity to learn about city government, share issues of concern to youth with city officials, and gain civic leadership skills through community service activities.

Applicants must be residents of the City of Houston. MYC members must be committed to attending meetings and participating in community service activities and events.

Apply today!
Applications will be accepted July 17 to August 4, 2023. To apply, go to

The MYC is administered by DON’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement. For more information, go to or call 832-393-0970.