Deadline extended for Charleston Youth Council

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Any youth in the city of Charleston will have an extended period to apply for the new Charleston Youth Council.

Mackenzie Spencer with Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin’s office said the deadline to apply is now Friday, September, 27.

“We have been getting some stuff in, we’ve been getting some good feedback,” she told 580-WCHS. “We are just giving some people some extra time there in case someone didn’t hear about it and wanted to be a part of it.”

Goodwin announced the establishment of the Charleston Youth Council during the September 3 City Council Meeting. The initiative will engage teens in the Capital City and provide them a voice in developing public policy and community development initiatives.

Requirements to apply include living in Charleston and must be between 14 and 18 years old and a student somewhere either private or public.

To apply, visit An applicant must download the application and get a parent or guardian signature.