Office on Youth

The Office on Youth is a division in the City Manager’s Office that provides direction on youth initiatives in Durham. The office works with youth, City and County staff, elected officials, and community partners to elevate youth voices and enhance services and programs for youth.


*New* City-County Strategic Youth Initiative

The Office on Youth is excited to host a new initiative that aims to facilitate coordination between City and County youth-serving programs, connect youth and their families to these resources, and engage youth, community partners and other stakeholders in the process. This new initiative works closely with the Office on Youth Durham Youth Commission and Durham Teen Center, and many other partners, including City, County, schools, non-profit, private, and other organizations.

Check back regularly for updates on this initiative.

For information, contact City-County Youth Initiatives Manager Lara Khalil by email or call 919-560-4222 x11224.

Durham Youth Commission

The Durham Youth Commission is group of 30 high school-aged youth who act as an advisory board to the City Council and other groups and have an active role in shaping and influencing local policies and programs. Members are taught civic engagement and parliamentary procedure, attend conferences around the state to collaborate and learn from other youth councils, and participate in various service learning initiatives. The DYC recently presented its annual update to Durham City Council. Watch the Bull City Today segment about it below!

For information, contact Youth Initiatives Analyst A’lice Frazier by email, or call 984-260-6703.