The Knoxville/Knox County Mayors’ Youth Action Council (YAC), representing teen leaders from across the county, welcomed 18 members this fall. YAC is charged with ensuring youth have a voice in local government while connecting teens with community and volunteer projects.
This year, the group’s four focus areas are physical and mental health, environment, education and life skills.
“I am very excited about this year. We are all ready to start our projects,” Maggie Sumner, YAC member, said. “We hope we can make an impact and help younger youth!”