Meet the AYC.
The Anytown Youth Council (AYC) is a working youth board of Anytown graduates who support the Anytown program after attending Anytown Leadership Camp. This group provides feedback and strategic direction to Anytown, participates in community events and organizes youth-led initiatives for our alumni!
President, Grand Canyon University
Hello, my name is Jorge, and I am currently a first-year college student. Anytown was such a life changing experience for me. I never knew how to express myself until Anytown; the community I was met with and the family I built is unforgettable. I have never felt more loved and accepted. In my time at Anytown, I was educated on social justice topics and started my journey in my part of making the world a more accepting, peaceful, and loving place. In my role as President of the Youth Council, I hope to impact others as people have impacted my life and to welcome others to Anytown in order to make the world a place without hate.
Secretary, Sunnyslope High School
Hi, I’m Abby and I’m a sophomore in high school. Anytown changed my life and opened my eyes to other people’s experiences and showed me that I’m not alone in my own experiences. I joined the Anytown Youth Council because I wanted to make a difference and help others see that they are not alone.
Council Member, Washington High School
Historian, Maryvale High School
Hi, I’m Marty, and I’m a sophomore in high school. I truly enjoyed my time at Anytown this summer. I went in there not really knowing where I belonged and left with a sense of security in who I was. I want the Youth Council to be able to implement a sense of diversity into the world and help everyone understand why equality and acceptance is so important. Anytown was an experience of a lifetime, one that everyone needs to experience so they can implement lifelong lessons into the world we live in today.
Council Member, North Canyon High School
Council Member, Highland High School
Hi, I’m Jenna! I’m a senior at Highland High School right now. I joined the youth council to continue learning and growing in the same way I did at camp. Anytown Camp was such a meaningful experience, and the people I interacted with were wonderful and taught me so much, and I want to continue to work with them on bettering the world and ending hate in our society. I’m excited to continue spreading the Anytown Spirit!
Council Member, Desert Mountain High School
Council Member, Saguaro High School
Hi! My name is Taylor and I’m a junior at Saguaro High School. I attended Anytown in 2022 and am very excited to be a part of the Youth Council. Anytown helped me grow so much and introduced me to new people and opportunities that are incredibly important in my life now. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to attend camp and grow into who I am today. With the AYC, I hope to help Anytown be the best program it can be and support the next campers in having the same amazing opportunities and experiences I did from Anytown.
Council Member, Mountain View High School
Hi, I’m Jordyn and I’m a sophomore in high school. I attended Anytown in the summer of 2023 as a delegate. Going to the camp felt very surreal because it was such a special experience and such a safe one too. I’m so excited to be part of the Youth Council to then help the communities that surround us.
Council Member, Mesquite High School
Council Member, Tiffin University
Council Member, Barry Goldwater High School
Hi, I’m Karyleni. I am a sophomore at Barry Goldwater High School. I am utterly delighted to say I have had the honor to be apart of the community Anytown has built. I am excited to continue to build new connections and keep learning about how we can all contribute to make the world a better place, one step at a time.
Council Member, Washington High School