Smithsonian Secretary Youth Advisory Council meeting
In 2016, Secretary David Skorton established the Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council as a way for the Smithsonian to gain advice from young people in the Washington, D.C., community and insight on how well it resonates with area youth.
The Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council ensures that the thoughts and ideas of the young people in our community help guide the important work we do at the Institution. By giving feedback directly to Smithsonian leadership on our programming and how we engage visitors, we can better involve this important group, and ensure we are doing all that we can to meet their needs.
For the second year cohort, 15 local teens will be selected. Additionally, as a pilot program, 10 national teens from five pre-selected Smithsonian
Affiliates will be selected, to join the Secretary and local Washington D.C.-area teens at meetings via video chat.