Anyone aged between 11 and 18 can get involved with Middlesbrough Youth Council and make sure the younger generation's voice is heard.
Everyone taking part will get training opportunities and the chance to develop their CVs while helping to influence the town's ambitions.
Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for Children's Services, Antony High, said the youth council was a great way for young people to play a part in Middlesbrough's future.
Cllr High added: "I've got no doubt that young people around Middlesbrough are full of ideas about their hometown.
"Middlesbrough children matter to everyone at the Council and it's really important we can tap in to their thoughts, hopes and feelings.
"I look forward to working alongside the youth council and I'd encourage anyone who is considering applying to throw their hat into the ring. You don't need to have any specific experience. We just need your enthusiasm and passion for Middlesbrough. You can help us make a huge difference."
The first virtual meeting of the new youth council will take place on January 14 at 5.30pm. Anyone interested in joining can apply via this link: https://my.middlesbrough.gov.uk/service/Middlesbrough_Youth_Council_Application
Cllr High is writing to all headteachers and youth service providers around the town, inviting them to encourage young people to get involved.