The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is collaboration between the City of Clayton and the Clayton School District. The program is designed to encourage high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government, and build a greater capacity for civic participation.
The eleven high school juniors and seniors on the council attend city board, committee and commission meetings, providing a youth perspective to local government. At the same time, the students get to see their community decision-making process in action.
Questions? Contact Laura Stanton.
Thanks to all who sent entries!
We received lots of great entries. Our esteemed judges selected 13 winners for their creativity and vision. Each winner will receive $100 courtesy of Commerce Bank, and the winning entry will go into a time capsule to be opened in 50 years.
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council assisted the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and Husch Blackwell in hosting the Mayoral Debate. Following the debate, MYAC hosted a reception for the candidates and high school students who will vote in this election. Students had a chance to meet the candidates. It was an informative, inspiring evening. Below are photos from the reception:
Caroline Greenberg, Graham Fiorello and Derrick Stone with eventual mayoral winner Harold Sanger.
Alex Berger III answers questions from CHS students.
Emma Ehll, Adam Rangwala, Graham Fiorello and Derrick Stone with candidate Michelle Harris.
Thanks to this year's council! From left: Laura Stanton (advisor) Shiori Tomatsu, Debra Wiens (advisor), Emma Ehll, Adam Rangwala, Srijesh Panth, Noah Watson, Derrick Stone, Mayor Linda Goldstein. Not pictured: David Behrend, Graham Fiorello, Caroline Greenberg, Megan Niermann,