Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is calling on young people to join the Mayor’s Youth Council, a one-year program for Los Angeles high school students promoting civic engagement and inspiring the next generation of leaders.
Council members advocate for causes relevant to youth in Los Angeles, and the council gives young people a voice at City Hall. The Youth Council includes high school students from diverse educational backgrounds representing all 15 City Council districts.
Each district has its own group that meets monthly. They are led by a representative from the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement. Additionally, Youth Council members convene throughout the program, giving student leaders a chance to connect and share best practices.
Meetings are dedicated to a specific theme, with topics such as civic leadership, community landscaping, grassroots organizing, civic engagement at the college level, public speaking, professional development and community service. Guest speakers from the governmental, nonprofit, corporate and labor sectors will address the Youth Council. Members also have the opportunity to volunteer at community events and receive professional development training.
For information and applications, visit lamayor.org/myc.
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