Citywide Youth Advisory Council

Seattle teens, 13 - 19 years old, do you want to make a positive impact on your city?!

The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), non-profit partner to Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), is recruiting teens to help establish a youth-led Citywide Advisory Council. The Youth Advisory Council will join the existing advisory council system comprised of 36 adult-led advisory councils across Seattle.

We are excited to welcome 11 Seattle teens from all over the city who are chosen to represent the voice of their community, advise on ARC, SPR, and City initiatives, and enhance programming opportunities for youth. Youth council members represent the seven Seattle City Council districts and their neighborhoods-at-large.

Youth Advisory Council members will also have opportunities to work with key stakeholders such as the ARC Advisory Councils, ARC Board of Directors, SPR leadership, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, Seattle Park District Board, and the Deputy Mayor’s Office.

Join with a friend!


Benefits to participants on the Youth Advisory Council will include:

  • $300 stipend paid every six months ($600/year)
  • Food will be provided at each meeting along with a $25 gift card
  • Volunteer Service Hours toward H.S. graduation
  • Influence SPR youth activities across the city
  • Career development and mentorship
  • Opportunity to advise key decision-makers and stakeholders
  • Active membership in the SPARC Advisory Council system


  • Meet every other month (in-person and virtually)
  • Advise key decision makers through surveys and focus groups
  • Promote and participate in recreational activities
  • Attend our three annual signature events (Big Day of Play, President’s Meeting, Annual General Meeting)
  • Commit to personal and professional growth and development

Interested in joining?

The application deadline has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.  If you’d like to receive information about future opportunities, text ‘YES’ to (206) 265-1378.


Contact Seb Wilson, text: (206) 265-1378 or email: [email protected]