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Joining WYC is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Step 1 – Attend the WYC Open House and WYC Meetings
  • Step 2 – Complete WYC application by October 1st
  • Step 3 – Volunteer 10 hours per semester

 Please click on the link below for an application:

WYC 2019 application

WYC Open House

New Members and Parents

Monday, September 9, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Charles Pittman Operations Center

1800 Herring Avenue

Hear from current members and leaders. 

Join Wilson Youth Council @ Monthly Meetings!

1st & 3rd Mondays
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Charles Pittman Operations Center

1800 Herring Avenue
Meetings begin on September 16, 2019

WYC Membership Means Something

While membership in the council is free, being a member of the Wilson Youth Council is earned. The community depends upon our teens volunteering. To be a member-means something. It’s not just another item to list on your college application or resume. The members work hard and take pride in their organization. To remain active in the council – members must participate, attend meetings regularly and volunteer at least 10 hours per semester. We hold our standards high and expect our members to reach higher!

Benefits of Wilson Youth Council

The Wilson Youth Council focuses on leadership development by serving the community.

  • Service, Community and Volunteerism are at the core of all we do.
  • College applications most often require community service.
  • College scholarships are given at a higher rate to students that volunteer in their community.
  • Members hold elected positions and lead planning meetings
  • Members learn leadership and development decision making skills.
  • Teens volunteer at annual community events.
  • Active members attend NC State Youth Council Conferences.
  • WYC averages about 25 service projects per year.
  • Teens research and plan their own community service projects.

11 Years of Awards!

Over the past 11 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 was recognized as the “Most Outstanding Youth Council” in 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011 and 2008.

Wilson Youth Council Awards:

  • 2019 NC Youth Council - Scrapbook Award (1st place) 
  • 2018 NC Most Outstanding Council
  • 2018 NC Youth Council – Scrapbook Award (1st place)
  • 2017 NC Youth Council – Scrapbook Award (1st place)
  • 2016 NC Youth Council – Scrapbook Award (1st place)
  • 2015 Relay for Life – Volunteer Award
  • 2015 NC Most Outstanding Council
  • 2015 NC Member of the Year: Terrell Saunders
  • 2015 NC Service Project of the Year
  • 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

Attend NC State Youth Council Conferences

  • Team Building Conference
  • Service Learning Conference
  • Youth Legislative Assembly
  • Mini-Grant & College Exploration Conference
  • State Awards & Spring Convention

WYC Annual Community Service Projects

  • 1st Fridays on the Lawn
  • Back to School Fair – Operation Backpack
  • Wilson County Fair
  • Parks & Recreation Halloween Night
  • NC Whirligig Festival
  • Christmas Train of Lights
  • MLK, Jr. Breakfast
  • Human Relations Banquet
  • St. Patrick’s Day Bingo at Parkwood Village
  • Special Olympics
  • WEP Adult Spelling Bee
  • Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
  • HomeRun for Hunger
  • and more organized each year by members!

Ready to join?

Membership applications are available online (see link above),  in the Human Relations Office and at monthly WYC meetings. Membership is open in September and October. 


City of Wilson, Human Relations Office
104 Goldsboro Street
P.O. Box 10
Wilson, NC 27894
Phone: 252-399-2308
Fax: 252-399-2054

Advisor: Theresa Mathis

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