Youth Council

applications are now Closed for the 2023-2024 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 - May for the 2023-2024 school year. Students entering grades 9 thru 11 may apply. Membership is free. Each applicant will interview with the current Executive Board in May. Acceptance and denial letters are sent in June prior to Cabarrus County Schools letting out for the 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  


Ongoing Service Projects

"CRAFTING KINDNESS"- Mental Health Awareness Event 

Concord Youth Council was awarded a grant from the NC Council for Women & Youth Involovement to implement a kindness event for our community. Members of CYC created, planned and implemented a program called Crafting Kindness on May 5th 2021 from 4-6PM at McGee Park in Concord NC. The goal of this program was to help spread kindness in our community by painting kind words on rocks that participants could leave along the greenway of our parks. They also painted tiny canvases that they could take home to promote kindness in their own homes. 


"THESE HANDS DON'T HURT" - Domestic Violence Prevention

January, 2019 our group was approached by Mecklenburg County's Prevention and Intervention Services with a grant opportunity to create and present a project or event to demonstrate acts against domestic violence. Executive Board members and peers developed the theme, "These Hands Don't Hurt" to be a clear act of hand print painting to protest domestic abuse and violence. A mural was developed and utilized for event goers at the Spring Into Arts Festival and YC Service Recognition to place their hands on the piece. Flyers of information pertaining to local resources for domestic violence were also shared and continue to be released. The mural will be displayed in schools and businesses throughout the community on a rotating basis. More projects to come as "These Hands Don't Hurt" spreads throughout our area.

CYC Documents

Letter of Recommendation Request


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