The Youth Council identifies both duplication and gaps in the services and activities offered to area youth, works to address the needs of the youth population as a whole, and emphasizes the importance of continuity of service in appropriately meeting the complex needs of youth who are enrolled in school or who have graduated, as well as those who have dropped out of high school.
The Youth Council is actively engaged in planning and managing WIA youth funds received in their Local Area, as well as:
- Building community awareness and demonstrating leadership by addressing key development, education and employment issues affecting youth;
- Facilitating the coordination of youth activities in the community;
- Influencing and leveraging other community youth funds and services; and
- Allowing for and encouraging input from youth is a vital component in the development of a system that most directly affects them.