Kentucky National Guard Child and Youth Services is seeking young leaders to join the Kentucky Teen Council (KTC). The KTC is a statutory volunteer group of Army and Air National Guard teens ages 14-17 who wish to work with the Kentucky National Guard Child and Youth Services (CYS) to support Kentucky Army and Air National Guard youth and teens.

The KTC represents the voice of young people whose parents are military. Members will be required to attend quarterly meetings, volunteer to support CYS events and other events as needed, and attend a mandatory in-person meeting once a year. Members will also develop leadership and life skills while forming friendships with fellow council members.

There may be opportunities for out-of-state travel and other fun and engaging activities. The KTC will represent the youth of the Kentucky National Guard statewide and act as a voice for all young servicemen.

Those interested in joining the KTC should:

  • Be currently enrolled in grade 9, 10, or 11 for the 2022-2023 school year;
  • Be prepared to commit to a two-year term on the board;
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (quarterly grade checks will be required);
  • Attend at least three volunteer opportunities throughout the year;
  • Ability to travel for meetings, presentations, volunteer opportunities and community service projects;
  • Actively respond to emails, participate in meetings, conference calls and event planning; and
  • Attend the mandatory CLC workshop which will be scheduled at a later date.

Students eligible for KTC are:

  • Dependents of currently serving members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard;
  • Survivors of members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard;
  • Grandchildren of serving members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard;
  • Children and grandchildren of Kentucky Army and Air National Guard retirees; and or
  • Siblings, nieces or nephews of members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard.

If you have a teen leader who meets the above criteria who would like to apply, use the Kentucky Teen Council application. The deadline to apply is October 1.