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Recruitment for Anthem Youth Advisory Council members is underway


ANTHEMLaunched in 2014 as an initiative of the Anthem Community Council (ACC) Board of Directors, the Anthem Youth Advisory Council (AYAC) invites youth entering grades 7-12 to serve their community, develop leadership skills and become a voice for Anthem’s younger population. Now in its fourth year, the group of teens continues to evolve and bring new ideas to the table.

Application packets are available at the Anthem Civic Building and Community Center and are posted online at Members of the youth council represent all area schools and the home-school community. Interested youth must complete an application and submit responses to essay questions by May 11 at 5 p.m. Youth will then interview with a panel of advisors composed of ACC Board members and staff, and community members, May 29-June 1.

The ACC Board of Directors recently revised the terms for AYAC members. Previously, members could serve two, one-year terms. Now, members may stay for up to four terms with the annual recommendation of two advisors. Openings for new members will occur as members choose not to renew or age out of the program.

“This change allows the AYAC to gain and keep momentum for their mission and projects, rather than turning over an entirely new membership each year. We look forward to several members returning, but also are excited for new teens to join us!” according to Taylor McCulley, AYAC advisor.

New members will be seated at the June 27 ACC Board of Directors meeting. The group will meet twice during the summer for team-building activities before their first meeting on Sept. 12.

For more information, visit or contact Taylor at