Free Spirit Media launched its Youth Council to more fully realize our belief in the inherent value of youth governance, decision-making, and relationship building among young people and the organization.
Council members are entrusted to build foundations of community amongst participants and peers with the guidance of adult allies. In so doing, council members create relational links between all of Free Spirit Media's programs. In support of these bonds, council members create and adhere to their own bylaws, elect officers, attend professional development trainings, and engage in the greater Chicago community through service. The Youth Council has led the organizing of our annual media showcase and has participated in organizational strategic planning.