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In 2007, the Cody Rouge Youth Council (CRYC) was established to provide a space for young people from the neighborhood to engage in leadership development training, community service, and work readiness training.


The vision of the Cody Rouge Youth Council is to have youth involvement in neighborhood revitalization and decision-making. 



The mission of the Cody Rouge Youth Council is to provide community leaders with a unique youth perspective and work alongside community leaders on neighborhood concerns and solutions.

The CRYC consists of youth committed to positive action in their neighborhood. Meeting twice a month, the CRYC develops community projects and events geared towards young people in Cody Rouge. This has included a Keep Cody Rouge Clean & Safe Campaign, a project that focused on blight, phone banks, block club recruitment campaigns, and an annual Youth Summit each fall.


In addition to meeting as a council, the CRYC hosts monthly YOUTH NIGHTS. Youth Nights are a time for all of the neighborhood youth to come together, have dinner, discuss issues in the community, and try to solve them. Everyone's input is valuable and it is with this input that positive change can occur in the Cody Rouge neighborhood.


To apply to be a CRYC member, youth must fill out an application explaining their interest and experience in leadership positions. To qualify, youth must be between the ages of 12-18, live, work, worship or attend school in the 48227, 48228 and 48239 zip codes and have a genuine interest in making a positive difference in the community. Applications can be found at our office.


For more information, contact:

Charday Ward, Youth Coordinator- [email protected]

Phone: (313) 397-9280