The mission of the City of Buckeye Youth Council (BYC) is to empower young leaders and help develop and cultivate effective leadership skills.
To do so the BYC will focus on three critical areas of leadership development: Character, Community and Communication.
When great leadership exists we recognize it through the character of that leader. These character traits exist in all of us, yet life sometimes does not afford the opportunity for many of us to train and execute these leadership qualities. The City of Buckeye Youth Council will offer an opportunity to bring out those leadership traits that exist in our youth. These character traits are values that constitute great leadership and will comprise the foundation of our leadership training. They include honesty, integrity, vision, caring, confidence, responsibility, equity, and loyalty. Development of these characteristics will carry over life skills that will benefit our youth as successful leaders and team builders, in all their future endeavors.
Whether it’s the creation of a new technology, running a business, or working in public service, community engagement and civic engagement are critical to the identity and continuity of a region. The City of Buckeye Youth Council will offer the opportunity for youth to take on meaningful roles in addressing relevant community issues through the application of community initiatives and projects. These opportunities will help cultivate the understanding and importance of active community participation. This will also promote the importance of regionalism, and an understanding that “community” is not limited to the confines of our own street, neighborhood, or school, but in fact it is how we choose to define “community” that determines its boundaries. Through these initiatives students will learn we are all connected in many ways, with many common interests. As a region we can accomplish more, together we can make a difference, and together the possibilities of prosperity are limitless.
Effective communication is what brings everything together. Through leadership training, team building, project development and management, conflict management, and networking opportunities, the City of Buckeye Youth Council will develop effective communication skills. Whether it is in a debate format, one-on-one, small groups, or a public speaking engagement to a large audience, those whom can effectively communicate their position and articulate their goals and viewpoints in a clear and concise manner, will gain the respect and support of their team, their community, and will effectively move an initiative forward.