Jacksonville Youth Council

Jacksonville Youth Council The Jacksonville Youth Council (JYC) primary mission is to give local youth a voice within the local government and to engage peers in community civic activities.

JYC is open to all Onslow County High School Students. The Jacksonville Youth Council's (JYC) primary mission is to give local youth a voice within the local government and to engage peers in community civic activities. Initially designed to only admit high school students who attend schools in the Jacksonville area, the Jacksonville Youth Council is now open to all high school students within Ons

JYC is open to all Onslow County High School Students. The Jacksonville Youth Council's (JYC) primary mission is to give local youth a voice within the local government and to engage peers in community civic activities. Initially designed to only admit high school students who attend schools in the Jacksonville area, the Jacksonville Youth Council is now open to all high school students within Ons

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New Year! New Location! Same Focus! All Onslow County and Camp Lejeune high school students come out Thursday, October 7...
09/30/2021

New Year! New Location! Same Focus! All Onslow County and Camp Lejeune high school students come out Thursday, October 7, 6-7PM!

New Year! New Location! Same Focus! All Onslow County and Camp Lejeune high school students come out Thursday, October 7, 6-7PM!

Jacksonville Youth Council is looking forward to greeting our high school teens on Thursday, September 2, 6PM at Kerr St...
08/24/2021

Jacksonville Youth Council is looking forward to greeting our high school teens on Thursday, September 2, 6PM at Kerr Street Recreation Center, 36 Kerr St. Please RSVP your attendance at [email protected].

Jacksonville Youth Council is looking forward to greeting our high school teens on Thursday, September 2, 6PM at Kerr Street Recreation Center, 36 Kerr St. Please RSVP your attendance at [email protected].

08/13/2021

Have you had a chance to experience the new E-Sports venue in Jacksonville NC? Here's an opportunity to have an all night experience before school starts!

08/05/2021

10AM 8/5/21 Update - NNO Postponed to October 5, 2021: Jacksonville's National Night Out has been postponed due to concerns from local public health officials regarding rising COVID-19 cases in Onslow County. City leaders take the health of Citizens very seriously and have agreed to reschedule this community event.

“We were contacted by leadership at Onslow Memorial Hospital this morning regarding the National Night Out event. They requested that we consider postponing because of concerns for community contact and exposure to the Delta variant. Out of an abundance of caution and concerns regarding the safety of those attending, exhibiting and working the event, a decision was made to move the event to October 5, 2021." - Chief Mike Yaniero

JacksonvilleNC.gov/NNO

What a great day thus far! JYC is kicking off the new year with the Teen Empowerment Summit and the wealth of informatio...
07/24/2021

What a great day thus far! JYC is kicking off the new year with the Teen Empowerment Summit and the wealth of information presented by our Community partners has been immeasurable. Have a teen in Onslow County you want to get involved, contact Pamela Trafton at [email protected].

What a great day thus far! JYC is kicking off the new year with the Teen Empowerment Summit and the wealth of information presented by our Community partners has been immeasurable. Have a teen in Onslow County you want to get involved, contact Pamela Trafton at [email protected].

Excitement awaits as the Jacksonville Youth Council prepares for the Teen Empowerment Summit. Students in grades 8-12 wi...
07/23/2021

Excitement awaits as the Jacksonville Youth Council prepares for the Teen Empowerment Summit. Students in grades 8-12 will spend Saturday, July 24, receiving great wisdom, knowledge, and resources for their greatest investment: THEM!

We are excited to see our teens tonight, 5-7PM!! Will we see you tonight?
06/25/2021

We are excited to see our teens tonight, 5-7PM!! Will we see you tonight?

We are excited to see our teens tonight, 5-7PM!! Will we see you tonight?

The Jacksonville Youth Council closes out the current school year with our annual Senior Send-Off. This year we are host...
06/01/2021

The Jacksonville Youth Council closes out the current school year with our annual Senior Send-Off. This year we are hosting a virtual game night and all Onslow County and Camp Lejeune high school students are invited to attend.
This Thursday, June 3, 5:30-7:30PM. RSVP to [email protected] for the online link.

#Graduation2021 #jacksonvillenc

The Jacksonville Youth Council closes out the current school year with our annual Senior Send-Off. This year we are hosting a virtual game night and all Onslow County and Camp Lejeune high school students are invited to attend.
This Thursday, June 3, 5:30-7:30PM. RSVP to [email protected] for the online link.

#Graduation2021 #jacksonvillenc

An awesome night for graduation. The 1st graduating class of Onslow Early College encompasses Past President Tamera Wate...
05/14/2021

An awesome night for graduation. The 1st graduating class of Onslow Early College encompasses Past President Tamera Waters, fellow officers, and members of the HARMONY Grant Board. We are excited for the journey they are embarking on, and wish them well wishes.

An awesome night for graduation. The 1st graduating class of Onslow Early College encompasses Past President Tamera Waters, fellow officers, and members of the HARMONY Grant Board. We are excited for the journey they are embarking on, and wish them well wishes.

Coastal Carolina Community College is offering a future teacher scholarship opportunity for those planning to enter the ...
05/14/2021

Coastal Carolina Community College is offering a future teacher scholarship opportunity for those planning to enter the workforce as a teacher. The deadline is fast approaching, May 26. Visit the website today to apply https://www.coastalcarolina.edu/scholarships/future-teacher/

Coastal Carolina Community College is offering a future teacher scholarship opportunity for those planning to enter the workforce as a teacher. The deadline is fast approaching, May 26. Visit the website today to apply https://www.coastalcarolina.edu/scholarships/future-teacher/

Seniors of Onslow County and Camp Lejeune High School take note of this scholarship opportunity due March 15, 2021.
02/09/2021

Seniors of Onslow County and Camp Lejeune High School take note of this scholarship opportunity due March 15, 2021.

Jacksonville NC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites Onslow County and Camp Lejeune High School seniors to apply for our 2021 Scholarship Application. Applications are available on our website, www.jaxncdst.org/educational-development and are due no later than March 15, 2021. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2021 to be eligible for review.

The Jacksonville Youth Council is looking forward to a great year in 2021 with the first act of business: Officer Electi...
01/13/2021

The Jacksonville Youth Council is looking forward to a great year in 2021 with the first act of business: Officer Elections. JYC started in October 1998 to serve as a voice for the youth in Onslow County and Camp Lejeune, and 22 years later, we continue to serve as that voice. This is a great opportunity for our youth to become involved in civic activities, and bringing attention to concerns of our youth and help make a difference. All schools are represented in our Council, and we are ready to take on the task in 2021. Submit all nominations and questions to [email protected]. Interested youth contact can contact Pamela Trafton, NIS Coordinator at 910 938-6551.

Members of the HARMONY Grant Board are preparing for the 2021 Grant Season for our Youth Organizations making an impact ...
11/20/2020

Members of the HARMONY Grant Board are preparing for the 2021 Grant Season for our Youth Organizations making an impact in Onslow County. Applications will become available December 11, 2020. You may contact Pamela Trafton at [email protected] or 910 938-6551 for any questions.

11/05/2020
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The Jacksonville Youth Council held its first meeting on October 27, 1998. As we look back over the past years, the Yout...
10/27/2020

The Jacksonville Youth Council held its first meeting on October 27, 1998. As we look back over the past years, the Youth Council continues to bring forth a positive change for youth in Onslow County. The continual impact is due to the support of our Community and we are excited to welcome new members into our organization.

Do you have an Onslow County or Camp Lejeune high school student in grades 9-12 that is interested in becoming a member? Contact Pamela Trafton at 910 938-6551 or [email protected].

Jacksonville and Onslow County high school students are invited to join JYC! At this time, meetings are being held via F...
10/21/2020

Jacksonville and Onslow County high school students are invited to join JYC! At this time, meetings are being held via Facebook Live and we are looking for more ways to include those who are unable to gather with us for monthly meetings. Until then, join us every first Thursday of the month at 6PM here on Facebook. JacksonvilleNC.gov/JYC

How does one Jacksonville Youth Council member capitalize on social distance? Michayla "MK" Wittner of Southwest High Sc...
09/09/2020

How does one Jacksonville Youth Council member capitalize on social distance? Michayla "MK" Wittner of Southwest High School set a goal to place and/or win the Eastern NC Jr. Golf League, and the Jr. Base Championship. Months of practice and dedication led to the winning the ENC Junior Golf League. We are extremely proud of the hardwork and dedication our Council members are doing in and out of school.

09/04/2020
JYC: Conversations with Jacksonville Police Department

JYC opens the 2020-2021 school year with it's 1st virtual meeting. This meeting includes a presentation from Jacksonville Police on safe driving, followed by a conversation about interacting with law enforcement.

What an awesome accomplishment for our Jacksonville Youth Council Executive Committee Officer Cameron Davis!!!!  We are ...
09/01/2020
Jacksonville military kid wins Elizabeth Dole Foundation's virtual talent contest

What an awesome accomplishment for our Jacksonville Youth Council Executive Committee Officer Cameron Davis!!!! We are proud of the work and service he consistently brings to the Community, while spreading joy across the Nation! A round of applause for Cameron Davis.

Cameron Davis of Jacksonville, was announced as the winner of the 15-18 age group in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s "Military Kids Have

08/12/2020
Military Kids Have Talent Finale

What an awesome experience for our Jacksonville Youth Council Officer Cameron Davis. Voting closes this Friday, August 14, 12PM. Text "CD" to (512) 855-6431 to vote.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation's “Military Kids Have Talent” spotlights the children and survivors of our nation’s military service members…

We are pleased to recognize Jacksonville Youth Council Officer, Cameron Davis, Executive Seat at Large - Onslow Early Co...
07/30/2020
Onslow Early College senior a finalist in military talent show

We are pleased to recognize Jacksonville Youth Council Officer, Cameron Davis, Executive Seat at Large - Onslow Early College, who will compete in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's "Military Kids Have Talent" contest. Join us on Friday, July 31, at 8PM on the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's page at http://www.facebook.com/elizabethdolefoundation.

One Jacksonville teenager has been chosen as a finalist in a national talent competition for doing what he has been doing his entire life, singing.Cameron

JYC 2020 Graduate Spotlight: Sending our graduating seniors a big congrats on their accomplishments and best wishes for ...
06/23/2020

JYC 2020 Graduate Spotlight: Sending our graduating seniors a big congrats on their accomplishments and best wishes for future endeavors! We know you will do great things.

Are you a member of the Jacksonville Youth Council and a 2020 Graduate? You can be included in our spotlight on social media and G10TV by emailing a cap and gown photo to Pamela Trafton, [email protected], by June 29.

05/27/2020

2020 Jacksonville Youth Council seniors we miss you. We are asking all graduating JYC Seniors to contact Pamela Trafton by Friday, May 29, 4PM at 910 938-6551 or send an email to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jacksonville Youth Council goes virtual - The Jacksonville Youth Council officers and members of the Council took an opp...
05/08/2020

Jacksonville Youth Council goes virtual - The Jacksonville Youth Council officers and members of the Council took an opportunity during this stay at home order to check in through a virtual meeting.
We are asking our JYC 2020 Graduates to contact Pamela Trafton via email at [email protected].
Continue to stay safe during this time.

Governor Roy Cooper has directed the closure of all public schools through at least March 30, 2020.
03/14/2020

Governor Roy Cooper has directed the closure of all public schools through at least March 30, 2020.

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 - 4:38 pm
At a news conference this afternoon, NC Governor Roy Cooper directed the closure of all North Carolina public schools. Beginning Monday, March 16, there is no school for students statewide. This will be at least through March 30.

Dr. Collins and his executive will be meeting tomorrow morning (Sunday, March 15, 2020) to lay out our steps moving forward. We will have more information and guidance to you as soon as possible.

We appreciate your support, understanding and flexibility as we work through this truly unprecedented event.

What an awesome group of energetic, engaged future leaders who took a Saturday from 9-2:30PM to discuss their future thr...
02/08/2020

What an awesome group of energetic, engaged future leaders who took a Saturday from 9-2:30PM to discuss their future through vision and goal setting.

The 2020 Mayor's Youth Summit incorporated self awareness, vision, and goal setting under the direction of Felix Brooks Jr. (UNCW Professor), Brandon Porter (John C. Maxwell trainer), Rodney Johnson, Jr. (Onslow County Teacher), and April Priester (Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Assistant Director).

Today our future leaders created their own vision boards based off the information received throughout the day.

4th Annual Mayor's Youth Summit hosted by the Jacksonville Youth Council is underway and the youth are engaged with dyna...
02/08/2020

4th Annual Mayor's Youth Summit hosted by the Jacksonville Youth Council is underway and the youth are engaged with dynamic speakers on topics of Vision, Self-awareness, and Goal Setting.
This annual event is an opportunity for our future leaders to learn leadership skills that will help propel them forward in life.

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit speaker April PriesterApril Priester, a graduate of White Oak HS spent 22 years seeing th...
02/04/2020

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit speaker April Priester

April Priester, a graduate of White Oak HS spent 22 years seeing the world and had the opportunity to work in a variety of industries including healthcare, education, banking, and finance. She is a CUNA Certified Lender, a Certified Financial Educator, and a Certified Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator. She holds a BSOE from Wayland Baptist University, MBA from Capella University, and is a proud member of both ΦΘΚ and ΔΜΔ honor societies. April currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Small Business Center at Coastal Carolina Community College, Chair of the Small Business Council at the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, and directs her energy daily to help both small for-profit and nonprofit businesses reach their fullest potential.

Register today JacksonvilleNC.gov/Youth

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit speaker Mr. Rodney JohnsonRodney Johnson Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree from North Caro...
02/04/2020

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit speaker Mr. Rodney Johnson

Rodney Johnson Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University in May 2016. His Journey in education began in August 2016 as a Career and Technical Education teacher at Northwood’s Park Middle School in Jacksonville, NC. During his first year of teaching he created a leadership summit for students to participate in activities that would demand leadership skills to be produced and created a male mentoring program that is designed to empower young males to be bold, conscious, and confident in going beyond the status quo.

Register today at JacksonvilleNC.gov/Youth.

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit Speaker Mr. Brandon PorterBrandon Porter is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer an...
02/04/2020

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit Speaker Mr. Brandon Porter

Brandon Porter is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker. His Professional Speaking career began in 2018, delivering a speech to an audience that consisted of nearly 400 teenagers. It was on that stage where Brandon realized his passion and committed himself to helping our youth discover the greatness that is within each and every one of us. In addition, Brandon is a Serial Entrepreneur. He now leads a successful Real Estate Investment business serving Eastern NC.

Register today JacksonvilleNC.gov/Youth.

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit Speaker Mr. Felix Brooks, Jr.Felix Brooks Jr. is the former Director of Diversity and Inc...
02/04/2020

Meet your Mayor's Youth Summit Speaker Mr. Felix Brooks, Jr.

Felix Brooks Jr. is the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion and International Admissions at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to working at KVCC Mr. Brooks served youth and families of the 9th Circuit Court Family Division, Kalamazoo, Michigan for 30 years as a Probation Officer and Director of a youth transition program. Mr. Brooks holds both a BS and MA in Political Science from Western Michigan University.
Mr. Brooks is currently a lecturer at the University North Carolina Wilmington, where he has served since 2016.

Register today, JacksonvilleNC.gov/Youth.

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804 New Bridge St
Jacksonville, NC
28540

City Hall transit stop is about 400 feet from the Jacksonville Youth Center and City Hall. Call 938-RIDE for help.

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JYC is open to all Onslow High School students and holds regular meetings on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6PM at City Hall. The Youth Council also operate and hosts many events at the Jacksonville Youth Center which are all open to high school aged students.

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