Youth Delegate Program

Join hundreds of youth delegates from different states to network, attend workshops and meetings, and explore Los Angeles, California!

City Summit provides youth delegates:

  • Interactive leadership-building opportunities;
  • Social and networking opportunities with fellow youth delegates, mentors 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!

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.

Note: A Youth Delegate is a high school student, aged 13 through 18, who is engaged in a youth council/advisory board or other civic activity. Only 250 youth delegates and chaperones can participate. To maximize the number of youth delegates, we ask that cities keep as close as possible to a ratio of 1 chaperone for every four (4) delegates from their city. Please use these other registration categories if you are not a Youth Delegate:  Students are students in higher education institutions attending the conference for academic purposes. Spouse/Guests may include children under the age of 13, typically children of elected officials attending the conference.  Neither Students nor Guests participate in Youth Delegate activities.

If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to join the planning committee, please contact Laura Furr, Program Manager for Justice Reform and Youth Engagement, at

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

Please check back frequently for updates and new details!

Laura Furr
Program Manager, Justice Reform and Youth Engagement
Institute for Youth, Education and Families
National League of Cities (NLC)
202-626-3072 office
@laura_furr twitter