The Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is codified in law as the official nonpartisan youth advisory body to the state legislature, and is now accepting applications for the 2021-2023 cycle. 

Overseen by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, LYAC is composed of 22 student members from a wide variety of geographic, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Some of LYAC’s several projects include: 

  • Meeting with senators and representatives to advocate for policies relevant to youth priorities;

  • Testifying before the state legislature in support of legislation;

  • Advising government officials, policymakers, and leaders in various fields;

  • Collaborating with nearly 200 community organizations to promote statewide change;

  • Hosting events around the state with hundreds of youth attendees;

  • Talking with media outlets such as the Associated Press, Teen Vogue, and KING-5 about student voice;

  • Partnering with government agencies such as the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Health to provide your perspective; and

  • Writing, lobbying for, and passing actual laws.

LYAC members each serve a two-year term, during which they will be at the forefront of civic engagement and governmental progress.  To learn more, visit

Applicants must:

  • Be entering 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in Fall 2021

  • Have consent of their parent or guardian

  • Live in Washington State

The application page can be found at  All applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PMPlease feel free to share the application information with youth you know who may be interested.  If you have any questions, please contact