yac-kids-19The Main Street Youth Advisory Council is a body of young people who provide counsel and support to organizations and create and participate in a variety of projects and community initiatives. Called YAC for short, the council consists currently of 8th - 12th grade students. Their main event each year is the Main Street Short Film Festival in which they are hosts as well as counselors for Film Camp

The Carthage Main Street YAC also helps with existing events in the downtown area such as the John Ritter Tribute Showcase Auditions, Halloween on the Square, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame weekend, as well as downtown promotions.