Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The City of Mountain View Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was formed to increase the level of civic engagement of youth and to provide the YAC with an opportunity to work directly with the Council Youth Services Committee. The YAC is comprised of middle school and high school students that represent Mountain View teens in local government and have the opportunity to advise adults concerning teen issues. The Committee consists of fifteen members and nine members-at-large.

The general functions of the Youth Advisory Committee include:

  • Advise City Council and Staff on youth and teen issues
  • Support the Teen Center through the sharing of resources and new program ideas
  • Plan fun events and programs for the teen population

Meetings

The Youth Advisory Committee meets twice a month during the school year (August - June) at 4:30 p.m. in the:

The View Teen Center (Castro Room)

263 Escuela Avenue

Mountain View, CA 94040



Agendas
View recent meeting agendas and minutes.
View archived meeting agendas and minutes.

Roster
View the Advisory Body Roster for additional information.

Membership

The YAC is comprised of Mountain View residents from the following local schools: Mountain View High School, Los Altos High School, Alta Vista High School, Graham Middle School, Crittenden Middle School, Saint Francis High School, and more. Membership eligibility includes being a Mountain View resident, enrolled in 7th through 12th grade for the 2015-16 school year and able to attend regular meetings and events. Students interested in joining the YAC are encouraged to come to meetings to learn more about what the YAC has to offer. Applications for the 2016-17 school year are now being accepted. Please fill out the YAC Application Packet completely and return applications to the Mountain View Community Center or The View Teen Center no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2016.

Benefits of YAC Membership

  • Learn about your community
  • Opportunity for civic engagement
  • Make a direct impact on your community
  • Expand your network to include a wide range of youth as well as community members
  • Develop positive youth/adult relationships
  • Represent your fellow teens by recommending action in the community
  • Receive encouragement and training to put your ideas into action

Teen Friendly Business Program
The City of Mountain View’s Youth Advisory Committee is proudly accepting nominations for the 2016 Teen Friendly Business Program! Nominate your favorite teen friendly business by January 30th. Teens that nominate can be entered into a raffle to receive a gift card to a selected teen-friendly business. Nominate today!


Youth Advisory Committee Workplan
Current Youth Advisory Committee projects are noted in this workplan.

Additional Information
The Community Services Department supports the Youth Advisory Committee. For additional information or to request Agendas via email, please contact the Community Services Department at  (650) 903-6331 or email to yac@mountainview.gov

Previous Accomplishments of YAC

  • Supported the creation of a Teen Center for middle and high school students
  • Instrumental in the creation, design, and programming of the View Teen Center, scheduled to open in Fall 2014
  • Received the California Parks and Recreation Society 2009 Youth Development Award for the 2009 Mayor's Youth Conference
  • Received the California Parks and Recreation Society 2010 Youth Development Award for the 2010 Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series
  • Supported the creation of the Teen Zone in the Mountain View Public Library
  • Provide free events to teens including skate park events, teen open mic nights, summer outdoor movie series, and various sports tournaments
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