Youth Council

About the Youth Council

The Orange County Youth Council is comprised of youth in grades 6 through 12. They are appointed to represent the youth population and to advise the Orange County Youth Commission and the Office on Youth (OOY) of the needs of youth in Orange County. In addition, the Youth Council chooses different projects each year to support the Orange County community.

View the Youth Council Bylaws.

Youth Council Requirements

  • Applicants must be a resident of Orange County or attend Orange County Public Schools.
  • Applicants can be in grades 6-11* with at least a 2.25 GPA. (Members of the Council who are transitioning from 11th to 12th grade may return, as long as all membership requirements are met during their 11th grade year.) 
  • Membership terms shall be for one (1) year in accordance with the Bylaws.
  • Each member of the Orange County Youth Council must conduct himself or herself in a positive, friendly, and law-abiding manner at all times.
  • Applicants must be willing to attend at least one meeting a month. Any member that misses three or more consecutive regularly scheduled meetings or events will be subject to dismissal from the Council.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability.

To apply as a member of the Youth Council, please fill out the Youth Council Application (linked below) and submit it to the Office on Youth.

*The most recent application will generally be available on this page and in the guidance office of both middle schools and the high school the first day of school each year. Check back as the school year approaches to see when applications are due.*

2023-2024 Application Link

Due by August 25, 2023! Extended to October 6, 2023!

For More Information

For more information on the Youth Council, please contact Alisha Vines, Office on Youth Director, at (540) 672-5484 or by email.

Members of the Youth Council participating in the 2019 Legislative Day and meeting with Senator Reeves and Delegate Freitas during the General Assembly Session.

IMG_1603Members of the Youth Council visiting the Virginia State Capitol for Legislative Day 2017.