Applicants Sought for Kalamazoo Youth Action Council

Published on March 13, 2023

Kzoo Parks is seeking applicants to join the Kalamazoo Youth Action Council (KYAC), a group of youth that advises Kzoo Parks staff and helps plan events and programs.

The Council is looking to fill 8 of its 13 member spots. Youth must be between the ages of 13 to 18 and a city of Kalamazoo resident to join the council. Youth can apply to join the council online at or by visiting the Kzoo Parks office (251 Mills St). Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and will remain open until spots are filled.

The council was formed in 2020 to help improve and expand programs and activities offered for youth in Kalamazoo. Serving on the council provides opportunities to network and make friends, develop leadership skills, learn about City government, and discover other youth councils and organizations to share their voice in the future of youth development in Kalamazoo.

The KYAC plans events and community projects that the members are passionate about and have an impact on the community. The Council recently hosted a youth and teen Karaoke Game Night at Mayors’ Riverfront Park and are currently planning more events for this year.

The Council manages most aspects of its operations, including its rules, projects and goals, meeting schedule, and the number of members. The council meets bi-weekly, and a $250 stipend is paid to members that attend at least 75% of the meetings per year.

For more information about the Kalamazoo Youth Action Council, please contact Kya Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator by phone at 269-337-8423 or by email at

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