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:
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
Recruitment for the 2018-19 School Year
The City is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Youth Advisory Committee term. To apply for the YAC, return your completed Application with Supplemental Questionnaire and one Letter of Recommendation by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 to:
City of Mountain View Recreation Division
Attn: Maureen Grzan-Pieracci
P.O. Box 7540
Mountain View, CA 94039
Or drop off your completed packet at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue, or to The View Teen Center, 263 Escuela Avenue.
You will be contacted once your application is received to let you know if you have been chosen to participate in an interview. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Maureen Grzan-Pieracci at (650) 903-6404.
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 2017-18 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.
Benefits of YAC Membership
Teen Friendly Business Program
The City of Mountain View’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is proud to present Century Cinemas 16 Theater with the 2018 Teen Friendly Business Award. YAC launched a survey in Fall 2017 to solicit nominations for the award, which received more than 600 votes from teens in Mountain View over the span of three months. Businesses were nominated as “teen friendly” based on the environment and atmosphere they project, the customer service directed at teens, and the overall feeling a teen has to return. Century Cinemas 16 was the business that received the most nominations and positive evaluations. The YAC presented a plaque and “teen friendly business” window display to Century Cinemas 16 in mid-March.
Youth Advisory Committee Workplan
Current Youth Advisory Committee projects are noted in this workplan.
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 email@example.com
Previous Accomplishments of YAC