Greene County Youth Council

Greene County Youth Council

The Program

The mission statement of the Greene County Youth Council is to nurture high school students in an interactive environment providing skills they can take back to their schools and implement in daily activities, helping them to become effective leaders in the community.

The Greene County Youth Council is a program of the Greene County Partnership and is funded by a $50 membership fee and sponsorships. The council is a community service-oriented group consisting of high school students from all five high schools, grades 9-12, who are dedicated to the all-around improvement of Greeneville and Greene County.  The program runs August through May.  

Sponsors for the Greene County Youth Council are also sponsors of the Greene County Youth Leadership Program and include Wal-Mart Transportation, The Niswonger Foundation, Life Care Center of Greeneville, Greeneville Light & Power System, BTL Industries, Greene County Farm Bureau – Trey Youngblood, AMSEE, and First Horizon Bank.

Criteria for certification to the program requires each student to perform 50 hours of community service/volunteer activities and participate in group service projects. Members are required to perform their volunteer work individually and are given opportunities to participate in several group activities planned throughout the school year.

The Greene County Youth Council has been the Volunteer Spirit Award winner in the high school group category for twelve consecutive years.  This award is presented annually by the Youth Builders and The Greeneville Sun. 

Past projects include Kids Day, Restoration Depot, Keep Greene Beautiful events, Greeneville Christmas Parade, the Boys & Girls Club Halloween & Christmas parties and Thanksgiving dinner, Gifts for Kids, Greeneville City Schools Turkey Trot 5K and Daddy/Daughter Dance, March of Dimes Walk, library book sale and many other civic and partnership events.