Office of History and Culture

Denton County Office of History & Culture

Youth Advisory Council

 

What is the Denton County Office of History & Culture Youth Advisory Council?

The Denton County Office of History & Culture Youth Advisory Council is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to work together to discuss and engage in local history in new and interesting ways. Participating in various monthly group activities and special projects to learn more about local history and the community in which they live. These hands-on projects will range from working with digital media through websites like HistoryPin, photography, oral history interviews and performance. Projects will be structured around the students’ interests. Students will have opportunities to work with materials from the museums’ collections and visit historic sites throughout the county.

  • Students will meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square from 4:45 to 6:00 PM, beginning in October. There may be an occasional meeting or trip on Saturday afternoons.
  •  Students who join the Youth Advisory Council as a junior will have the option to stay with the Youth Council for their senior year.

 This Youth Advisory Council is designed to benefit both the students and the Office of History & Culture! As a historical organization, we understand the importance of engaging the youth of our community. We want the students to have a lasting appreciation for local history and carry the torch for future generations.

Students will cultivate important life skills such as: teamwork, cooperation, conflict resolution, time-management, organization, communication, public speaking, and negotiation skills. Students will also be exposed to professional museum practices, taking on the role of curator and historian through special projects.