Prairie Village Teen Council

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Teen Council members with program directors/Council Members Serena Schermoly and Jori Nelson,
and Mayor Laura Wassmer

The mission of the Prairie Village Teen Council is to give our teens an opportunity to learn and actively participate in municipal government, positively impact our community, and gain leadership experience. This program will coincide with the academic school year beginning fall 2017 with graduation occurring in spring 2018.

The teens will have an opportunity to work closely with City Council representatives, sit on the dais and participate in discussions during the Council Committee meetings, tour and learn about our Public Works department, do a ride-along and learn about our Police Department, attend committee meetings, a school board meeting, and work together on a public service project. We are excited to offer this very hands-on learning experience for our youth in Prairie Village.

There are requirements to participate in this program. The student must be a Prairie Village resident, be a sophomore, junior, or senior high school student, and the teens and the parents must be willing to sign an agreement to complete all of the requirements. The teen must complete an application, write an essay and obtain two letters of recommendation.

The application may be completed online here.

Applications, including all supplementary materials, must be submitted by Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please email Serena Schermoly:


Photos from the 2016-2017 Teen Council session: