Olathe Teen Council


 Contact us or call 913-971-8700 if you want to apply or visit as a guest speaker.
Submit your application through Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
City Manager's Office, 100 E. Santa Fe St.



Who is the Teen Council?Olathe Teen Council Logo

  • Fifteen high school students.
  • A representative from the City Manager’s Office coordinates meetings and connects students with resources to achieve the Council’s goals.

What do they do?

  • Learn about civic engagement and government.
  • Attend the National League of Cities conferences in Washington D.C. and another city, contingent upon the selection process.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of service through biweekly Teen Council meetings, City Council meetings, School Board meetings, Youth Congress, or other leadership opportunities.

What are some of the Council's past activities?
Each year, Teen Council has the opportunity to develop new goals. Councilmembers have…

  • Volunteered together through programs like Polar Plunge, Ronald McDonald House, and canned food drives.
  • Designed the Mayor’s parade float for Old Settler’s Day.
  • Created videos demonstrating important City services.
  • Researched, compiled, and presented evidence to support an anti-smoking ordinance from the City Council.
  • Published a Teen Resource Directory, including entertainment and recreation as well as resources for abuse, addiction, and other challenges.


Make a positive impact on the community through service, leadership and conscious kindness.

Model positive community involvement.


The mission of Olathe Teen Council is to provide Olathe youth an opportunity to impact the community while

learning about local government and to create active and informed citizens.