The Youth Programs Include:
- The MML Statewide Youth Leadership Summit held in late February/early March each year
- MML High School Scholarship
- Community Service Project which coincides with the annual Youth Leadership Summit
Mayor's Youth Council
A Mayor's Youth Council is a group of young people working toward the common purpose of developing their individual leadership skills to strengthen their communities through volunteer service and increased communication with municipal leaders. Youth develop and lead initiatives with the support of adult mentors. A Mayor's Youth Council is more than just a service club because members determine to train and involve their peers in service leadership. They also provide valuable insight on issues affecting youth and the community.
Building a Youth Council
Mayors Youth Council Sample Application
MML Youth Leadership Summit
The Mississippi Municipal League Statewide Youth Leadership Summit is a two-day event sponsored by the Mississippi Municipal League. The purpose of the Summit is to bring city officials and youth together to share their experiences of their programs and the impact made on the community. In addition, it establishes a forum where youth can interact and discuss issues and concerns that are important to them. As a result, the Summit has been organized to promote a fun environment for youth and city officials to learn and network with each other. Adults and students alike will walk away from the summit with knowledge of forming their own board program or expanding their current program to new horizons.
MML High School Scholarship
The MML High School Scholarship Program provides three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for high school seniors in Mississippi who plan to attend an accredited community college, college or university in Mississippi. The General Scholarship is open to all high school seniors and is co-sponsored by Mississippi Power Company. There are two Limited Scholarships. One is open to children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities and to high school seniors working part-time for a member municipality of the Mississippi Municipal League and is sponsored by Phelps Dunbar. A second Limited Scholarship is being offered by the Mississippi Municipal Service Company and is open to children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities that are members of the MMSC Liability Plan or the Workers Compensation Group. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship and must submit a 2,000-word essay entitled "Why I Should Consider a Career in Municipal Government". Click here to download a 2023 application.