Youth Leadership Program

The City of Port Orange coordinates an annual youth leadership program every year. This program is open to high school juniors and seniors in the Port Orange area. The goals of this program are to educate students on the basics of local government operations, provide leadership training and having students complete a capstone project of their choosing.

2019 - 2020 Program Year

This year our students are focusing on two projects. The first is an environmental challenge that aims to change every-day behavior slowly towards being more environmentally conscious. They have created the "Environmental Challenge" Bingo Card (link below). We are asking you to download the file and try to complete as many items as possible. When you have completed a line (or the whole card), let us know what you did and how you did it. Entries will be reviewed by the youth leadership team and they will highlight the most creative and impactful to the City Council later this year.

The second project is focused on trying to implement a community garden in Port Orange. This project is still in progress and we will update as we have more information.

2020 Environmental Challenge

2019 Capstone Project (Plastic Straws)

2020-2021 Program Year