Jacksonville Youth Council

Giving Youth a Voice

The Jacksonville Youth Council (JYC) primary mission is to give local youth a voice within the local government and to engage peers in community civic activities. Initially designed to only admit high school students who attend schools in the Jacksonville area, the Jacksonville Youth Council is now open to all high school students within Onslow County.

2019 Jacksonville Youth Council Summer Youth Empowerment Series

JYC Summer Youth Empowerment Series

The Jacksonville Youth Council is hosting the second Summer Youth Empowerment Series starting June 26. This 4-part series helps identify topics that are relatable for the youths as they embark through life's journey. The FREE sessions are held at the Jacksonville Youth Center, 804 New Bridge St, Jacksonville, NC from 5:30-7:30PM each night. All youth ages 13 and up are invited to attend and registration is required. Any questions, contact Pamela Trafton, 910 938-6551 or ptrafton@jacksonvillenc.gov. Click here to register

JYC Are Future Leaders

A goal of the office is to instill the goal for students to make leaving Jacksonville after education an option, not a requirement. This goal involves building affinity for the community and advancing knowledge among peers about Jacksonville and Onslow County.

What JYC Does

The JYC elects their own offices and decides the functions and roles they wish to perform. They meet regularly with the city’s elected and appointed officials. Meetings are held monthly in either City Council Chambers or at the Jacksonville Youth Center, both on New Bridge Street in Jacksonville.

Youth Council Activities

The JYC participates in activities year round including council meetings, spring break, charity and philanthropy, National Day of Service, day trips, city events and ceremonies, youth summits, the holiday parade, and more.

Want to Join?

We can all make a difference in our community. To join the Jacksonville Youth Council, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Pamela Trafton to find out about meetings, programs, and event dates or call 910 938-6551. Be sure to check out the Jacksonville Youth Council on Facebook.