Youth Council

applications are now closed for the 2024-2025 School year

What is Youth Council?
Formally started in 2001. Simply put, the City of Concord Youth Council is a service-oriented organization that is comprised of students attending a public, private or home school within Cabarrus County. Each member serves the community at large attaining leadership skills and responsibilities in the form of programs and community service projects. Participation is based on volunteer hours earned each semester and optionally throughout the summer. 

Why join CYC? Meeting peers from other high schools and backgrounds, gain perspective from your community, get an awesome t-shirt, make great memories and have fun doing it all!

How do you apply? Applications are available on this website February - April for the 2024-2025 school year. Students entering grades 9 through 11 may apply. Membership is free. If your application is accepted by the advisors, an interview will then be scheduled with the Executive Board members. Acceptance and denial letters are sent out prior to Cabarrus County Schools letting out for the school year.

If you have any questions please contact Advisor Montana Maurer

Why apply? Take it from our members... "It's awesome!", "I loved watching the kids light up as everyone around them stopped to create a day just for them, it was very heartwarming!", "We are bettering the community, and we are the future of this community.", "Don't be afraid to seek the opportunities that allow you to go above and beyond."

Lead Advisor

Montana Maurer, Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor  
E:  O: (704)920-5614


Ongoing Service Projects

"Park Litter Sweeps"- Monthly City of Concord Park Clean Ups

Two days a month Concord Youth Council rotates to every City Park and along Greenways to pick up trash and litter. Our members strive to keep their parks and community clean and beautiful for all patrons and visitors of Concord.

Back Packs for Hope- Monthly Food & Treat Bag Donations 

This program places specific goods directly in the hands of children in need. Each month our organization sponsors 100 goodie bags or selected goods to support children in Cabarrus County. All donations will be divided among over 300 students who could not afford to supply themselves.

"El Puente Hispano" - Tutoring Grades K-5 

Concord Youth Council assists El Puente Hispano every Tuesday and Thursday with tutoring and academic enrichment for children in grads K-5. El Puente Hispano was born when a group of Latino professionals from different sectors, aware of the needs and struggles of the Latino community, decided to work together to create a non-profit organization to further help Hispanics in Cabarrus County.

   "Dogs' Day Out" - Fundraising Event 

For the last 20 years Concord Youth Council has hosted Dogs' Day Out at Les Myers Park. It has been a community favorite and one of CYCs most beloved fundraiser of the year. Dogs, owners, and pet lovers alike are invited to join us for a day designed for the dogs! Dogs can play off-leash in the doggie fun zone, enter one of our contests for a chance to win cool prizes, and visit information alley to see cool vendors and veterinarians.


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