Youth Advisory Committee


The Youth Advisory Committee offers students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how the Museum works by serving as ambassadors, advocates and advisors.

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YAC Oral History Challenge

Learn more about how North Texas students in 5-12th grade submitted 10-minute oral history interviews with individuals who have memories of President Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath.

So what is the Youth Advisory Committee?

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a group of 7-12th grade students who care about history and its preservation. The YAC is a service group for the Museum that is valued for its opinions and suggestions.  Members serve as ambassadors at special Museum functions, programs and events and assist in community, civic, and school activities that support the Museum’s mission.

Why should I join?

Joining the YAC has many advantages, include:

Learning about the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy
and the 1960s

Interacting with Museum staff and special guests

Making new friends who also enjoy history and learning

Fulfilling your service learning requirements for graduation

...and this will look great on a college application 

What will I have to do?

Have fun learning about history!

Commit to being an active member for two years

Attend at least two meetings per year (the YAC meets quarterly)

Volunteer your time and creativity

Want to learn more?

For a Youth Advisory Committee flyer click here [PDF]. 

For a Youth Advisory Committee application, click here [MS Word].

Contact Ani Simmons, Education Coordinator at 214-747-6660, ext. 5520 or e-mail for more information.

Photo Credits

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Carpenter Middle School, Plano ISD