Welcome Youth Delegates!

Come join hundreds of your peers from across the country, attend workshops and meetings, strengthen your youth council, and enjoy Charlotte, NC!

The Youth Delegate Planning Committee is already working hard to put together a great conference for youth delegates at the 2017 City Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina November 16-18, 2017.  If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact Laura Furr, Program Manager for Justice Reform and Youth Engagement, at or (202) 626-3072.

Youth delegate activities will begin on Thursday, November 16 and conclude on Saturday, November 18.


Need help making the case to city officials for your council to participate?  Use the Youth Justification Letter to support your council’s attendance at the conference.

The Conference will provide:

  • Interactive leadership-building opportunities;
  • Social and networking opportunities with fellow youth delegates, adult allies and elected officials;
  • Opportunities to attend workshops and activities;
  • Challenging and inspiring speakers and presenters, and
  • A spotlight on youth voice and youth councils in government!

Only 250 youth delegates and adult allies can participate in NLC conferences. To maximize the number of youth who can participate, we ask that cities keep as close as possible to a ratio of 1 chaperone for each 4 delegates from their city.

A Youth Delegate is a high school student, aged 13 through 18, who is engaged in a civic activity or youth council.

Chaperones/Adult allies accompany youth delegates throughout the conference, especially during off-site events.

Finally, if you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming CitySummit, please help us spread the word to more youth councils in your area by sharing this link.

Please check back frequently for updates and new details!