A Council of 85 North Little Rock secondary students has been drawn from public and private schools that serve NLR students ages 14 to 18 in the metropolitan area. Care is taken to insure diversity among the Council members as to ethnic and socio-economic background. Students from grades 8-12 are nominated by their school’s principals, teachers, counselors, or by adults in the community. Council members are chosen for their dependability, community spirit, and attitude toward others. Once students are chosen they may serve until they graduate.