Teen Programs

Georgetown Youth Advisory Board

gyab-logo-1-01-fwThe Georgetown Youth Advisory Board (GYAB) is a city board whose members are appointed by the Georgetown City Council and Mayor. The GYAB advises the City Council on youth issues and serves as a means for youth in Georgetown to become active leaders in their community. Serving on the GYAB gives youth the opportunity to have an official voice in shaping the quality of life in Georgetown.

The GYAB is made up of nine members from the 8th–12th grade. The requirements to serve on the Board are: any youth currently in eighth through twelfth grade who is attending a public school, charter school, private school, or home school and lives within the Georgetown ISD boundaries. Each appointed member will serve two years on the board with the exception of appointed seniors.

You may access the 2017 Boards & Commissions application by:

All completed applications should be turned in to the City Secretary at City Hall (113. E 8th Street). If you have any questions about the application itself, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 512-930-3651.

Starting in January, the Mayor and City Council will begin reviewing all applications. GYBA members will be selected and appointed for the next term in February. All newly appointed members will begin participating in Board meetings in March.

For more information about the Georgetown Youth Advisory Board, please contact Arica Keilers, Youth Program Coordinator and Staff Liaison for the GYAB at 512-931-2744 or arica.keilers@georgetown.org.


Reaching Out to Georgetown Teens

Need some tips on back to school organization?

School hacks/do it yourself:

  • color the top of your journal so you know which journal you are pulling out
  • use chalkboard paint on journals and binders to right notes on your journals and to have a little fun when board
  • use an Analog clock and color with expo markers certain sections and label them. Example: color in 5 p.m.-6 p.m. label that English homework. So you can block out your day.

School organization:

  • get a shelf for your locker to keep books on top and fun things on the bottom
  • get a tiny drawer for your locker to keep extra pens, pencils, markers, gum (if your school always it), and etc.

Emergency Bag (Females):

  •  a small purse or make up bag
  • gum to go inside (if school allows it)
  • mascara, lip gloss if you wear makeup
  • chapstick
  • to-go deodorant
  • small hair brush
  • hair bands on a carabiner clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Tide to go pen if you are a messy person