MISSION: The mission of the Statesboro Youth Council is to empower young people to be authentic, creative forces in their communities through civic engagement and the shaping of public policy. We strive to create opportunities for personal and professional growth for our members, and to promote a positive image of youth in our community.

VISION: Our vision is to cultivate the advancement of young persons by giving them a voice in political, social and economic platforms.


    The purpose of the Statesboro Youth Council is to provide an opportunity for the youth to:

    • Acquire greater knowledge and appreciation for the political system through active participation in local government;
    • Engage in public outreach and civic engagement efforts;
    • Serve as a voice on issues affecting the lives of young people in various areas;
    • Participate in leadership development courses and activities;
    • Provide experiences enabling youth to become productive citizens and leaders in the community.


    Youth Council members must be students in 6th-12th grade at the time of selection and reside or attend school within Bulloch County. The student commitment is to attend monthly meetings, complete civic engagement assignments, attend some public meetings of local government, and serve as a role model/peer leader. Student participants are appointed to one or two-year terms.



Dr. LaSara Mitchell

Program Coordinator, Statesboro Village Builders

Phone: (912) 212-2378
Email: lasara.mitchell@statesboroga.gov