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
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 2018-19 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 2019-2020 School Year
Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are a Mountain View resident and currently in 6th through 11th grade, you are eligible to apply for the Youth Advisory Committee. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 1, 2019. Applications with supplemental questionnaire and letter of recommendation can be submitted by:
Dropping your completed application packet to:
Mountain View Community Center
201 S. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA
The View Teen Center
263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, CA
or mail your completed application packet to:
City of Mountain View Recreation Division, Attn: Michael Schwarz
P.O. Box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039
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
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