The mission of the Douglas Mayor's Youth Council is to broaden the scope of youth leadership in Douglas, Georgia through volunteerism, service and initiatives that are directed toward allowing youth input into policy issues, identification of youth issues, and participation in the development of positive solutions.
The Douglas Youth Council (DYC) will:
- Involve youth in local government through participation on local boards and committees.
- Increase youth voice and communication in Douglas' future direction
- Increase volunteerism among youth in civic affairs
- Enchance civic education through teacher training
Opportunities will be presented for youth to become involved in social and political processes so that they may develop leadership, a sense of personal achievement, and an understanding of government. This youth advisory council will be used a platform to discuss issues such as school violence, underage drinking, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, teen entertainment, racial tension, community involvement, safety awareness, driver's education, etc.