Wilson Youth Council

 Leadership - Service - Citizenship - Volunteerism!


Winner: 2014 NC Most Outstanding Youth Council
Winner: 2014 NC Member of the Year 

Over the past seven years, the WYC has received a state level award every year from the Governor's Youth Advocacy & Involvement Office. Out of approximately 30 councils from across the state, WYC has been recognized for community service, leadership development and membership growth. WYC has been recognized as the "Most Outstanding Youth Council" in 2014, 2011 and 2008. (see more awards listed below)

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Join Wilson Youth Council @ Monthly Meetings!


1st & 3rd Mondays
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Wilson County Library
August - May

Open House: Monday - September 8, 2014 - Main Library

Wilson County high school students, from public schools, private schools or home schooled, are welcome to come hear about the council from current members. Learn about service projects, the membership process and the year's calendar of events. Parents are welcome.




Let's Avoid the Tragic Headlines - WYC started the SMH project several years ago to combat bullying in all Wilson schools and help prevent Wilson from becoming one of the tragic news reports. The members developed a text-savvy message, "SMH", which means "shaking my head" as a way to express disapproval, in person, via text, tweeter or online. Texting and cyber bullying are replacing face-to-face bullying at a rapid speed. WYC surveyed more than 1,200 students and found bullying is just as prevalent in Wilson as other towns. The project continues each year with new outreach and awarnes projects created by student members.

Download anti-bulling information below.

Easy as 1-2-3 to Join WYC!

1 - Complete WYC application 
2 - Attend WYC meetings & Orientation session
3 - Complete volunteer service hours 
(application & information available at WYC meetings)


What is WYC all about?

The Wilson Youth Council focuses on leadership development by putting teens in action.

  • Service, Community & Volunteerism
  • Teens research and carry out community service projects
  • Teens organize Senior Projects to help others
  • Members hold elected positions & run planning meetings
  • Learn leadership development skills
  • Volunteer at annual community events
  • Attend NC State Youth Council Conferences

NC State Youth Council Conferences:

  • Teambuilding Conference
  • Service Learning Conference
  • Youth Legislative Assembly
  • Mini-Grant & College Exploration Conference
  • State Award & Beach Conference

WYC Annual Community Service Projects:

  • 1st Fridays on the Lawn
  • Back to School Fair
  • Wilson County Fair
  • Trunk 'N Treat
  • Wilson Whirligig Festival
  • Wilson Christmas Parade
  • MLK Breakfast
  • Human Relations Banquet
  • St. Patrick's Day Bingo at Parkwood Village
  • Special Olympics
  • Kids on the Lawn 
  • Care Packages for Troops
  • and more organized each year by members!

Wilson Youth Council Awards:

  • 2014 NC Most Outstanding Council
  • 2014 NC Youth Member of the Year: Danny Alvarado
  • 2014 NC Youth Council - Scrapbook Award (2nd place)
  • 2013 NC Youth Council - Scrapbook Award (1st place)
  • 2012 NC Most Diverse Youth Council
  • 2012 NC Member of the Year: Erika Dietrick
  • 2012 NC Youth Council -  Scrapbook award (3rd place)
  • 2011 NC Most Outstanding Youth Council
  • 2011 Spring Quarterly Service Project Award
  • 2011 NC State Youth Council - Scrapbook Award (2nd place)
  • 2011 Human Relations Commission - Youth on the Move Award - Carolina Arizpe
  • 2010 Youth Legislative Assembly - Jimmy Gibbs Award - Manraj Singh
  • 2010 Youth on the Move Award - Manraj Singh
  • 2009 Youth Legislative Assembly - Jimmy Gibbs Award - Josh Markham
  • 2009 NC Youth Council - Scrapbook Award (2nd place)
  • 2008 NC Most Outstanding Council
  • 2008 Youth Legislative Assembly - Jimmy Gibbs Award - Jaquan Savage


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Ready to join? 
Membership application available in Human Relations Office and at monthly WYC meetings. 

Call or visit the City of Wilson, Human Relations Office
104 Goldsboro Street
P.O. Box 10
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 399-2308
(252) 399-2054 FAX

Advisor: Theresa Mathis



Bully Prevention Handout Bully Prevention Handout (346 KB)
Community Service page Community Service page (408 KB)
Stand Together info Stand Together info (343 KB)