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Saline Youth Council

The Saline Youth Council (SYC) is a regular City of Saline commission comprised of 13 high school students whose mission is to make Saline a better place for teens and serve as a conduit between city government and youth. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers. SYC meets to discuss community issues, plan events, fulfill volunteer commitments in the community, and do fundraising projects. Established in January 2002, SYC is a major force in the community. Many organizations request volunteer assistance, others request to have an SYC member contribute as a voice in their group.  All students who are interested in helping out in the community are encouraged to apply to become a member. Contact Jody Roberts at Saline Rec Center at (734) 429-3502, ext. 2505 or for more information.

2018 Youth of the Year

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Saline Youth of the Year Award Ceremony at City Council meeting on April 2, 2018

From left to right: Brian Marl, Mayor.  Nominees:  Amanda Coy, Jane Burnett, Kayla Johnson, Jordan Levi.  SYC Advisor, Jody Roberts.  Youth of the Year Award Recipient, Melinda McCabe.  City Council Rep to SYC, Heidi McClelland

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce committee invited the City of Saline Youth Council to organize and promote the 16th annual “Youth of the Year Award” in conjunction with the Saline Salutes award program held on March 30th.  This prestigious award recognizes a Saline Area School District resident in grades 7-12 who has made a positive impact in the community in 2017.

Nominees are recognized for their volunteer efforts and should fulfill these requirements:

  1. Initiated change to better the Saline community.
  2. Sustained participation in extra-curricular activities in the last two years.
  3. Not benefited financially from volunteer efforts.

There were five outstanding students nominated this year.  These young women have volunteered hundreds upon hundreds of hours in this community and beyond.  They are leaders and role models in many different clubs, organizations, and ventures.  I’m proud to call them “the best of the best.”

Heidi McClelland, City Council Rep.

Carla Scruggs, Staff Liason
Jody Roberts, Recording Secretary and Advisor