NC State Youth Advisory Council

NC Youth Advisory Council

History of the Council

The State Youth Advisory Council was established to provide support and guidance to the Secretary of the Department of Administration to further state and local youth councils in North Carolina.

State youth councils help youth organize and supervise programs for the benefit of area youth and the community, serve as an advisory committee on youth affairs to local government & provide an opportunity for youth to share in local government matters and to learn to become responsible citizens.

DOA Division for Women & Youth Involvement

About the Council

The Youth Advisory Council consist of 20 members (10 adult and 10 youth members). The Council has the following functions and duties: 

  1. Advises the youth councils of North Carolina;
  2. Encourage state and local councils to take an active part in governmental and civic affairs, promote and participate in leadership and citizenship programs, and cooperate with other youth-oriented groups;
  3. To receive on behalf of the Department of Administration and to recommend expenditure of gifts and grants from public and private donors;
  4. To establish procedures for the election of is youth representatives by the State Youth Council; and
  5. To advise the Secretary of Administration upon any matter the Secretary may refer to it.

Meeting Information


2023 Meeting Dates
Jan. 26, 2023 - 1 p.m.
March 30, 2023 - 1 p.m.


Meeting Minutes
Jan. 27, 2022 YAC Meeting Minutes Approved 
July 15, 2021 YAC Meeting Minutes Approved
Jan. 26, 2021 YAC Meeting Mintues Approved
Jan. 14, 2020 YAC Meeting Minutes Approved
Aug. 15, 2019 YAC Meeting Minutes Approved
May 23, 2019 YAC Meeting Minutes Approved

2022 Council Members

Member Name
Tara Sanchez (Chair)
KC Buchanan
Shakira Clarke
Matthew Cox
Olivia Cody
Hon. Frederick Davis
Morgan Dawkins
Savannah Goveia
Felisa Hunter
Ameya Kandula
Rebecca Kern
Ramie Mack
Asmita Malakar
Gabby Mendoza
Adrian Parra
Andrew Reynolds
Chailee Swaner-Augustin
Sharnee White
Brendon Zheng