Students and young Americans have long played an important role in the Democratic Party. While young people and students represent our next generation of leaders, they realize that we can’t wait to tackle America’s foremost challenges.

The Democratic National Committee’s Youth Coordinating Council — commonly known as the Youth Council — was made an official council of the Democratic National Committee in December 2005, with a goal of increasing involvement of young people in the Democratic Party.

Every year since its creation, the Youth Council has become more and more active, engaged young people, and helped foster greater political involvement. Young people have had new opportunities to become more active with local and national Democrats, and help shape our party across the country for decades to come.

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