YOUTH CITY COUNCIL

The Memphis Youth City Council is modeled after the Memphis City Council. It consists of 13 students, each elected by peers at their own school after running their campaigns. Seats 1-7 are filled by the winning candidates from one school per district. The remaining six seats are filled by the winning candidates from six schools within the two super districts.

By participating in this process, students will:

  • Be engaged through the campaigning, election, and representing process

  • Propose legislation to remedy issues affecting them

  • Listen to other students and act on their concerns

  • Recognize the value of active community involvement

  • Increase likelihood of future civic engagement

The Memphis Youth City Council will benefit from having a diverse group of students—not just “top scorers”—as all students are encouraged to contribute their innovative, helpful ideas. Deciding candidates through student election is one way of ensuring this diversity. It engages more students in the electoral process and helps them understand the importance of community participation. The school lottery is designed so that all schools throughout Memphis will eventually have the chance for a representative to participate on the MYCC.

Ike Griffith
Director of MOYS

Special Assistant to

Mayor Jim Strickland

Janet Thompson
MYCC Coordinator

Mary Wooldridge
MYCC Coordinator Assistant

 
2020 MEMPHIS YOUTH CITY COUNCIL

District 1 Super District 9
Porter Alexander Tynes, III – Chair
Ridgeway High School

District 2 Super District 9
Devin Malone
Memphis University School

District 3 Super District 9
Trinity J. Chism – Event Chair
Whitestation High School

District 1 Super District 8
Imanni Jackson
Douglas High School

District 2 Super District 8
Kyndal Anderson
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

District 3 Super District 8
Michai Mosby
Southwind High School

District 1
Tamar Wiliams
Raleigh Egypt High School

District 2
Tyler Finley
Memphis T-Stem East High School

District 3
Kanah Myers
Whitehaven High School

District 4
Melanie Curry
Whitehaven High School

District 5
Tytianna Pope – Co-Chair
Memphis T-Stem East High School

District 6
Jayla Kele Martin
Overton High School

District 6
Jakhia Parker – Event Co-Chair
The Central High School

District 7
Stephanie Johnson
Craigmont High School

 

Julian David Cross

MYCC Administrative Assistant

 
2019 MEMPHIS YOUTH CITY COUNCIL

District 1 Super District 9
Samuel Cunningham
Raleigh Egypt High School

District 2 Super District 9
Jacob Vincent – Co-Chair
 Christian Brothers High School

District 3 Super District 8 
Tavaris Cannon
Whitehaven High School

District 4 Super District 8 
Terrell Charles
Melrose High School

District 5 Super District 9
Ximena Moreno
Memphis Catholic High School

District 5 Super District 9
Tytianna Pope
East High STEM School

District 5 Super District 9
Sydney Jones
Harding Academy

District 6  Super District 8
Taliyah McClinton
Southwest High School

District 6  Super District 8
Cameron Gilliand
Booker T Washington High School

District 6  Super District 8
Jakia Parker
Central High School

District 7
Ti’Myah Cleaves – Chair
Memphis Business Academy

District 7
Yazymn Love
Manassas High School

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