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 online during the school year (August - June) at 4:30 p.m.
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 2020-2021 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.
Recruitment for 2021-2022 School Year
Applications now available for the 2021-2022 School Year found here. All completed applications packets are due by Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. No exceptions will be made. For questions about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Recreation Office at (650) 903-6331.
Benefits of YAC Membership
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
Friday, May 28, 2021
Starting at 6:00 pm
Virtual Application: Zoom
SHARE YOUR STORY. PERFORM. INSPIRE! Join The City of Mountain View Youth Advisory Committee and local teens for a teen-led event focused on diversity, race, and inclusion. Features talks, stories, performances, and more! Register in advance to attend: MountainView.Gov/Diversity.
Interested in participating in the event? Submit a speech, story, musical performance, poem reading, etc. to be featured in the event: Email YAC@MountainView.Gov. *Submissions to be a pre-recorded video, 1-8 minutes long, and fitting the event’s theme. Submissions due by 5/21 at 5 p.m.*