Mayor's Youth Corps FAQ
How was the Mayor's Youth Corps started?
MYC was a campaign promise from former Mayor Pam Iorio because she believed that young people possess leadership skills and need to have a voice in the community and therefore, in 2004, she formed the Mayor's Youth Corps. The first MYC class was composed of 40 students.
What are core programs of MYC?
Open Forums with the MayorStudents have an opportunity to have an open discussion with the Mayor about current City events and ask questions. Open Forums occur three times a year, two forums are required.
Leadership 101Teaches essential life skills for college and career success. Some of the topics include: time management, public speaking, and resumewriting. There are several sessions throughout the year, six sessions are required.
Community ServiceThis provides volunteer opportunities that focus on serving agencies that address hunger, homelessness, and poverty. Several events are heldyear around, six volunteer events are required.
From the CorpThis award-winning show, is a youth oriented television show that gives visibility to Tampa's youth. It allows them to have a voice with their peers and highlights current youth oriented topics, such as, prom, college applications, and community service. There are seven to nine productions a year with a crew chosen by audition; however, all MYC members are required to participate in some way.
Who can apply for MYC?
How many students serve on MYC each year?
Do MYC students receive community service credit at their schools?
Why can't MYC members serve more than one year?
Aside from the core programs, what does MYC do?
- Opportunity to attend City Council meetings.
- Study the city's strong-mayor form of government.
- Serve as ambassadors at various functions.
What is included in Leadership 101?
- Etiquette and protocol
- Time management
- Leadership traits and skills
- Financial literacy
- Public speaking
Topics vary based on the availability of speakers. Speakers come from the community and teach these sessions at no cost.
How is the MYC funded?
Do MYC members attend conferences?
In addition, members have attended the Suncoast League of Cities and Florida League of Cities conferences.
How are MYC members selected to attend these conferences?