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500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94039-7540

(650) 903-6301

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Youth Policy & City Youth Initiatives


The City of Mountain View values the Youth of this community. See the below supporting documents that mention Youth and Youth initiatives.

Council Youth Services Committee
The Council Youth Services Committee (CYSC) is made up of three appointed council members. They serve one term and rotate the chair. They meet regularly and discuss Youth Guiding Policy. Meetings are open to the public. See what they have been working on by looking at their meeting agenda or past minutes.
Youth Advisory Committee
The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is made up of 15 middleschoolers – high school students that live in Mountain View. They serve for oneyear on the Committee and lend a youth voice to the City Council and City Staff. Meetings are open to the public.
Park & Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission consist of five members, each member serving a four-year term. Members must apply and then be appointed by the City Council. Meetings are open to the public and include topics related to City Parks and Recreation Programs.

Human Relations Commission
The City of Mountain View Human Relations Commission was established in 1994 to address the various economic, political, educational and social issues facing the community. Members must apply and then be appointed by the City Council. Meetings are open to the public and include topics related to City Tolerance, Involvement & Inclusivity.

Mayor’s Youth Conference
In November, more than 130 local students join community, business and education leaders at the Annual Mayor’s Youth Conference. 2007 conference theme, “Life Skills – No Extra Credit,” encouraged participants to develop personal life skills not traditionally taught in school. Conference participants also provided valuable input regarding recreation programs, facilities and services for the City’s first Recreation Plan. The 2008 conference will take place on November 5, 2008. Theme TBD.

Project Cornerstone Developmental Assets
Imagine a world where children and youth feel valued and thrive; where they develop the experiences, values, and qualities essential to growing up caring and responsible. The City of Mountain View believes that this framework is research based facts regarding youth development, adopted by City Council in 2002 by a City Wide resolution.

Healthy Silicon Valley
Healthy Silicon Valley seeks to improve our community's health by strengthening the ability of individuals to make healthy choices about diet and exercise.

Kids In Common
Kids in Common advocates for policies, partnerships and investments that improve children's lives in Santa Clara County. The goal of the Santa Clara County Children’s Agenda is to improve the lives of children by focusing on improving ten indicators of child well-being. The Children’s Agenda is a focused, integrated initiative that engages all segments of our community and provides a common vision for our community’s children. It forces us, as a community, to move from data to action and to be accountable for how our children are faring.

FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County
To support the healthy development of children through age 5 and enrich the lives of their families and communities. This is accomplished through 5 core values:

  1. Collaboration
  2. Innovation
  3. Excellence
  4. Accountability
  5. Respect

Challenge Team - Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills
Challenge Team is a community-based, non-profit partner of students, school districts, police departments, community organizations, parent groups and health service groups collaborating to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems in our community.

The Youth Voice is welcomed at any public meeting or via phone or email. Contact Youth Resources Manager for more information or to share your ideas:

Kim Castro, Youth Resources Manager
(650) 903-6397