Youth Council

MISSION STATEMENT

To form a Youth Council consisting of Hardeeville High School Students from area schools that will discuss issues chosen by the students, and formulating recommendations to be offered to the Hardeeville City Council and their schools

PURPOSE 

To provide legislative experience to students who are interested in finding solutions to the challenges affecting the future of the Low Country. To provide a forum for all students to participate in the democratic process. To provide the Hardeeville City Council with input from our young citizens.

QUALIFICATIONS

Student Council Members will be appointed by the School Administration to a term that will approximate the school year. There will be no limit to the number of students who wish to be on the Council.

MEETING TIME/AGENDA

The Youth Council will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5 pm and will end promptly at 6 pm. The meeting day and time can be changed at the will of the Youth Council. The agenda topics/issues will be selected by the Youth Council Members at the start of the year.

ORGANIZATION

At the first meeting of each school year, the Hardeeville Mayor will select a Youth Council Mayor and a Mayor Pro Tempore whose duties will mirror that of the City Council. The Hardeeville Mayor will serve as advisor and Parliamentarian. The Youth Mayor will choose a member from his Council to give the invocation, on a rotating basis. Meetings will be conducted per established procedures of the Hardeeville City Council.

LEGISLATION

All ordinances and resolutions passed will be submitted to the City Council for their consideration.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION

Participation by all students will be encouraged and all meetings are open to the public. 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School (RHHS)
  • John Paul II Catholic School (JP II)
  • Thomas Heyward Academy (THA)
  • Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts and Sciences (RLOA)
  • Step of Faith Christian Academy

CURRENT TOPIC

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM)

PAST TOPICS

  • Hunger
  • Bullying
  • Health, Wellness, and Nutrition

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