For the 2019-2020 year, the Youth Commission will attend meetings and perform community service. As part of their curriculum this year, they will apply for grant funding with the goal of helping kick-start a hazardous waste collection event in conjunction with Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful; oversee the WOW! community grant projects funded last year but not yet complete; and assist a local non-profit with developing and conducting a public survey.
The Athens Mayor's Youth Commission won a Main Street Alabama Community Award at the annual banquet in August 2017. The Athens Mayor's Youth Commission won for engaging high school students in civic and community service programs. This includes students learning about downtown-based organizations and historic downtown sites through volunteering at downtown events, creating bicentennial-themed videos and touring iconic sites.