Students and Government Council (SAGC)
About the SAGC
The Pittsburgh Public Schools Students and Government Council (SAGC), formerly known as the YPBC, was created in 2017 by Councilman Corey O’Conner in recognition that youth and children’s voices are usually excluded from the political process, as they are not allowed to vote, and are not well equipped to advocate for their preferred policies.
SAGC Members will:
- Learn about district, city, and state policies and political structures.
- Be a liaison between their community and the school board, city council, and state legislatures.
- Share the interests and concerns of families in their community at the district with administrators, city council staff, and state legislators.
- Have open discussions about ideas.
- Work on an advocacy project.
- Meet twice a month as a Council.
School District, City, and State leadership are looking for up to 30 student representatives across all 9 City Council districts who can represent their community properly, show respect for self and others, communicate well, consider others’ ideas and try to make things happen. In addition to student participation from PPS, 10 slots will be reserved for students attending private, parochial and charter schools. If this is something you are interested in please submit an application no later than October 6, 2023. All SAGC members must be strongly connected to their community. All members must be available to attend an interview during the week of October 9th and orientation on Friday, October 20, 2023. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for additional information. Click the link above to apply!