Teen Council

Council MeetingIf you're an Overland Park student and would like to learn about local government, be involved in your community as well as gain leadership experience, then be a part of the Overland Park Teen Council.

The Overland Park Teen Council is a new program that allows high school students to get an inside look at local government. Students will be selected from both public and private high schools in Overland Park. Over the course of the school year, students will learn about different city departments, get a chance to attend various board/commission meetings, and plan a community service project. In doing so, students will become more knowledgeable about local government and gain invaluable leadership skills.

Monthly Activities

  • September 23: Applications due (extended)
  • September 23-October 4: Selections and possible interviews
  • October: Appointment at city council meeting and city overview; set annual agenda and establish community service project
  • November: Planning and development services session
  • December: Off…holiday/finals
  • January: Public works session
  • February: Chamber of Commerce session
  • March: Public safety session
  • April: Community service project
  • May: Wrap-Up and attend council meeting

How to participateTeen Council Brochure

  • Must be an Overland Park resident
  • Must be a high school student
  • Must be able to regularly attend all Teen Council activities
  • Must submit:
    • Employment Application (not all sections need to be completed)
    • Letter of reference from a teacher, principal, or activities director
    • Short essay (no more than 250 words) on “The Importance of Community Service”

All documents can be emailed or mailed to:

City of Overland Park
Attn:  Chelsey Gordon
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212
chelsey.gordon@opkansas.org