Teen Council

Teen Council members learn about fleet maintenance from Public Works staff members.The Overland Park Teen Council is a 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, attend committee meetings, participate in and lead service projects, and form relationships with their elected leaders.

In doing so, students will become more knowledgeable about local government and gain invaluable leadership skills.A Teen Council member helps out at 2017's Fishing Derby.

Monthly Activities

  • Leadership event
  • Public Safety session
  • Recreation Services session
  • Public Safety session
  • Public Works session
  • Community service project
  • Council meeting and dinner with councilmembers

How to participate

  • Be an Overland Park resident
  • Be a high school student
  • Be able to regularly attend all Teen Council activities


Applications have closed for the 2017-2018 Teen Council program.

Students selected for interviews will be notified in early September.

For more information about the Teen Council, contact Communications Assistant Meg Ralph at 913-895-6160.