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September 20, 2016 > Now accepting applications for Youth Commission

Now accepting applications for Youth Commission

Submitted By Teresa Meyer

Mayor Pauline Cutter and the San Leandro City Council invite local youth to submit applications for the 2016-17 Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). Commissioners advise the City Council on youth-related issues, and provide recommendations on projects and events. They also learn about roles, services and local government programs. YAC meets twice a month throughout the school year. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard in San Leandro.

ÒOur vision for the future of San Leandro lives on with our youth,Ó said Mayor Pauline Cutter. ÒThe Youth Advisory Commission is vital to the creation of civically engaged and committed San Leandro residents.Ó

The Commission has 21 members who represent the diverse youth community in San Leandro. In order to apply, a youth must be a resident of San Leandro or attend a school that serves San Leandro residents, be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12, and willing to commit to between 8 to 10 hours per month for meetings and project involvement. Each commissioner is appointed to serve a one-year term and may be renewed for three terms thereafter as long as they remain in high school.

Interested students can download the application through the Program Website or can pick up an application at the Marina Community Center (15301 Wicks Blvd) and the Senior Community Center (13909 East 14th Street). Completed applications can be sent via email to Lydia Rodriguez (lrodriguez@sanleandro.org) or drop them off at the Marina or Senior Community Centers no later than October 1. Interested students should also plan on attending the first YAC meeting of the school year on Tuesday September 20 at 6:15 p.m. at the Marina Community Center (15301 Wicks Blvd). For more information, please contact Lydia Rodriguez at (510) 577-3477.

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