S.Res. 608: A resolution supporting the establishment of a President’s Youth Council. Read More


This resolution was introduced on Dec 4, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Supporting the establishment of a President's Youth Council.

Whereas the unique perspectives and insights of young people, especially young people who have participated in a public policy-related program, outreach initiative, internship, fellowship, or congressionally sponsored youth advisory council, are essential to ensure that investments made by the Federal Government in youth services are effective and efficient; Whereas existing outreach and engagement mechanisms of the Federal Government are often designed in ways that inhibit participation by, and lead to the under-representation of, young people in the policy-making process; and Whereas numerous Members of Congress, Governors, State legislatures, mayors, and city councils have created youth councils that have proven to be an effective means of receiving input from young people, which leads to more effective and efficient investments in youth services: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) supports the establishment with private funds of a President's Youth Council to-- (A) advise the President and the executive branch on the perspectives of young people; (B) suggest ways to make investments by the Federal Government in youth services more effective and efficient; and (C) provide recommendations on issues that will affect the long-term future of the United States; (2) recommends that the members of the President's Youth Council be young people who-- (A) are appointed by the President, the majority leader and minority leader of the Senate, and the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives; (B) are between 16 and 24 years of age; (C) have participated...

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This resolution builds upon H.J.Res 115 in showing that policy makers and citizens alike support the Creation of a Presidential Youth Council. The Presidential Youth Council would advise the President on the perspectives of youth, offer suggestions on the design and implementation of youth policies, and to create shared recommendations on issues that will affect the long-term future of our country.


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