Colorado Youth Advisory Council
Colorado is one of ten states that have created legislative youth advisory councils. The Colorado Youth Advisory Council is comprised of 40 young people between the ages of 14 and 19, and two nonvoting members from the legislature. Members represent the diversity of Colorado's youth, with one member selected from each of the 35 Senate district and five at large members selected to ensure adequate rural representation. The Council meets four times per year, with two meetings occurring during the legislative session. Members serve a two-year term, and may apply for a second term. The Council elects a youth member and legislator to as co-chairs. These members provide the legislature with feedback, information, and input on policy issues affecting Colorado's youth.