Application and Requirements

We will start accepting applications for the 2018-2019 class on May 1, 2018.


Who Can Apply?

Springdale Youth Council is a free program that is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who live in the Springdale School District. This includes students in public, private, and charter school, and homeschooled students.

There will be no GPA requirements; however, applicants must have a non-relative employer, teacher, school administrator, government employee, community leader, or a community member who holds a staff position or is a board or commission member at a 501c(3) organization, religious institution, or government entity, who can sponsor their application, vouch for the student’s commitment to the program, and commit their time to help keep the student on track. Committee for Civic Engagement and Inclusion members, Springdale City Council members, the Mayor, City Clerk, District Court Judge, City Attorney, or any staff mentors cannot sponsor students.

If you have any questions about application sponsorships, please email Communications@SpringdaleAR.gov.


How to Apply

We will start accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Youth Council class on May 1, 2018.

  1. Read the Program Guide
  2. Read the Bylaws
  3. Submit the required documents

 Required Documents

 The following items must be submitted by the Aug. 1, 2018 deadline for the applicant to be considered:

  1. Completed Application. You can complete and submit it online, or you can download and complete a PDF application.
  2. Parent or Guardian Statement of Permission. You have the option of uploading and submitting it with your completed online application, or submitting it with your completed PDF application (this document is included in the PDF application), or you/your parent/guardian can send it to the Mayor's Office separately). This form is also available in Spanish and Marshallese.
  3. Sponsor Letter of Recommendation. You have the option of uploading and submitting it with your completed online application, or submitting it with your completed PDF application, or you/your sponsor can send it to the Mayor's Office separately).
  4. Photography Release Form. You have the option of uploading and submitting it with your completed online application, or submitting it with your completed PDF application (this document is included in the PDF application), or you/your parent/guardian can send it to the Mayor's Office separately).

You can also complete the full application (which includes the Parent or Guardian Statement of Permission) through PDF and submit it through email, mail, fax, or hand delivery. NOTE: Please make sure your Sponsor Letter of Recommendation is submitted to the Mayor's Office by the application deadline.

Mail or drop off: 

Springdale Mayor’s Office 
201 Spring Street 
Springdale, AR 72764 

Fax: 479-750-8559 
Email: Communications@SpringdaleAR.gov