If your student wants to be a part of making a difference in Los Angeles, then a being a part of the Mayor’s Youth Council may be the way to go for them. This opportunity will give them a chance to learn and see public advocacy in action.
Founded in 2014, the Mayor’s Youth Council is a one-year fellowship for Los Angeles high school students in grades 9 – 11 to hone their leadership skills in the areas of political and civic engagement, and community volunteerism. Through monthly cohort meetings, innovative service projects, professional development training, and a robust guest speakers series, Youth Council students are empowered to advocate for a more just and equitable Los Angeles for all — including the City’s next generation of pioneers.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Gabrielle Horton (Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement) firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Must live in the City of Los Angeles
- Must be a currently enrolled high school/continuing student in grade 9, 10 or 11
- Complete Sections I-IV of application
- Complete Parent/Guardian Consent Form
- Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor/counselor, coach, employer, or community/religious leader
- Must maintain a 2.75 unweighted GPA throughout the program
- Application Deadline: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
- Commit to the 1-year fellowship, which includes monthly meetings in your region, and quarterly meetings with all Youth Council students from across the City
- Conduct research on issues affecting youth in your area (i.e. voter registration, healthy food access, illegal dumping, bullying)
- Develop innovative service projects with your Youth Council cohort (i.e. youth forums, community clean-up days, small business awareness campaigns)
- Engage with your Youth Council peers and community around current events and citywide polices