Mayor's Youth Leadership Council

Program update

The  interview and selection process is currently underway.  This year's  application window is closed.

The next application window will be announced in January 2019.

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The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council provides Temple Terrace area high school students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to participate in civic, leadership and community service programs to develop leadership abilities and inspire a commitment to community service and lifelong civic responsibility. 

Read the full News Release here.


  • Members will have opportunities to serve as a City Ambassador at various functions.
  • Members will learn through Leadership 101 quarterly development sessions focused on principles of leadership, interpersonal skill building, public speaking, business etiquette, etc.
  • Members will participate in a Community Service Impact Project – as a group, the Leadership Council will select volunteer opportunities within the community.
  • Members will have the opportunity to research and discuss issues of concern to members of the Youth Leadership Council
  • Members will promote action items to effect change. 
  • Members will earn service hours that can be applied to scholarship applications.


  • Current high school students in grades 9-12 who live in or are connected to the Temple Terrace community.
  • Commit to one year of leadership service on the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council.
  • Possess a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
  • Possess a strong desire to impact our community and beyond for good.
  • Possess a desire to learn more about City government.
  • Available to meet at least once a month.


  • Complete the application online at or fill out a paper copy.
  • Submit two references, which can include:  community leaders, advisors, school faculty or principals, organizational leaders, coaches or club sponsors. 
  • Have your parent or guardian sign the application.
  • Submit the application via email to Laurie Hayes ( or mail to:  Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council Application, 11250 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617, Attention: Laurie Hayes.

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Learn, Grow, Lead!
Are you ready to be Amazing?


  • Application Period:  This year's application period has ended.  Next application period  will be begin January 2019.
  • Application Review & Applicant Interviews:  March-April 2018
  • Youth Leadership Council for 2018-2019 Announced:  May 2018
  • Program Kick Off:  August 2018
  • The program follows the school calendar (August through June, with a final July special event.)

For more information, please contact Laurie Hayes at 813.506.6406 or email