The Youth Council participates in various projects, including trail beautification, mental health advocacy and more.
Substance use prevention involves many facets, and engaging youth in projects that they find meaningful is an important one. Henderson County Youth Council (HCYC) is a youth development program that teaches public speaking, strategic planning and other skills as a means to guide youth purpose.
HCYC is a service-learning and leadership development program for high school students of Henderson County. HCYC is a student led and driven organization supported by United Way. The council consists of representatives from all public high schools including the Innovative High School and Early College and is open to youth enrolled in home schools.
What does the Henderson County Youth Council do?
HCYC gives youth a platform to make local changes that impact youth. They research, survey, and initiate projects that benefit young adults in Henderson County. HCYC provides an opportunity for young people to learn about and put into action community-wide planning as well as enhance leadership skills and responsibility.
Henderson County Youth Council Goals:
For more information, contact HCYC Advisor Michelle Geiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828.290.9622
HCYC members made videos about the struggles they face and see their peers go through. Watch their encouraging and supportive messages below.
Hello! My name is Hannah. I am a senior at West Henderson High School and I have been on the council since my freshman year. I enjoy playing my flute in band, cheering at football games, and doing photography.
My name is Kayla and I attend HCEC as a senior. This is my third year in HCYC and I’ve enjoyed everything about it. Two of my biggest passions is politics and learning about the human body!
Hi, may name is Claire and I am a senior at
West Henderson High School. This is my third year on the council.
I am passionate about helping children in the community, especially in an educational aspect.
School- North Henderson High
Years on Council- I started this year
I'm a very creative person and I'm easy to talk to. Some say I'm funny.
Hi everyone! My name is Laura and I’m a sophomore at Hendersonville High School. This is my first year being a part of HCYC and I’m super excited!
My name is Celia, I am a senior at East Henderson High School and this is my first year on the Youth Council. I enjoy writing in my free time, and I plan on going to college to become a librarian.
Hi, may name is Miller and I am a junior at Hendersonville High School! This is my first year serving for the youth council and I love it. I am passionate about community and friendships, so being around others who are also passionate about these things is one of my favorite parts of the council!
Henderson county early college high school. First year of HCYC. I love hiking, kayaking, and painting.
Hi. I'm Laural, a junior at West Henderson High School, and this is my first year with Youth Council. I am very passionate about dance!
Hi! My name is Sadie Rowe. I am a junior at Hendersonville High School. This year is my second year on the Youth Council. I enjoy playing volleyball and spending time with my dogs.
Hi, I’m Halle Vazquez! I’m a sophomore at Hendersonville High School and this is my first year on the Henderson County Youth Council. I love studying history, baking, and learning about global issues.
Welcome 2020-2021 Henderson County Youth Council!
Hannah King,West Henderson High School
Clair Parker, West Henderson High School
Caroline Maxon, West Henderson High School
Laurel Jennings, West Henderson High School
Adley Shelton, West Henderson High School
Aubrey Hood, West Henderson High School
Kylee Haynes, West Henderson High School
Megan Broome, West Henderson High School
Jake Patterson, Hendersonville High School
Patrick Jones, Hendersonville High School
Luke Staton, Hendersonville High School
Miller Sparks, Hendersonville High School
Laura Shelton, Hendersonville High School
Halle Vazquez, Hendersonville High School
Sadie Roe, Hendersonville High School
Langdon Shealy, Hendersonville High School
Kayla Bennet, Henderson County Early College
Noah Shumway, Henderson County Early College
Kalisha Price, North Henderson High School
Celia Gibbs, East Henderson High School