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Youth Advisory Council

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About the Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of volunteer middle school and high school students appointed by the City Council. The YAC’s role is to advise the Parks & Recreation Department and the Youth Center staff on activities, events and programs to meet the needs of our students. The YAC strengthens the image of community for our young people in San Carlos.

Purpose

  • Foster a greater involvement of youth in municipal government and city affairs 
  • Plan and participate in community service activities which benefit the community of San Carlos
  • Work as a team to address issues relating to youth in the community
  • Assist in the planning, promoting, and implementing of programs and services for youth  

Current Projects

Looking to help families during the COVID-19 health crisis? The San Carlos Youth Advisory Council is hosting a virtual Diaper Drive. We are in need of diapers and wipes in original packaging - all sizes welcome.  All diapers and wipes collected will be donated to One Life Counseling Center. How to Donate: Donate online via Amazon. Our  Amazon Wish List is stocked with different diaper and wipe options. Select One Life Counseling (1033 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070) as the shipping location so items ship directly to the donation center. If you have questions, please contact Caitlyn Matoso at cmatoso@cityofsancarlos.org.

Meetings

The Youth Advisory Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the San Carlos Youth Center, 1001 Chestnut St., San Carlos.

Current YAC Members

Member Term Expiration

 Ezra Bergson-Michelson

 6/30/2021
 Maya Devalcheruvu
6/30/2021
Luc Eden 6/30/2020
Sebastian Feune 6/30/2021
Liam Tierney 6/30/2021
Veronica Roseborough 6/30/2020
Lora Simakova 6/30/2021
Isabela Sugden 6/30/2020
 Allie Ayers  6/30/2020

Membership and Application

Any resident of San Carlos who will be 12 to 18 years of age during the next committee term following his or her appointment will be eligible for membership on the Youth Advisory Council. YAC consists of nine appointed members. Members must complete an application form by a stated deadline. 

Members-at-Large are those youth and teens who would like to participate and/or wish to gain experience on the Council before applying to be a voting member. We encourage anyone to become a Member-at-Large, as no one is turned away from joining the YAC. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the YAC recruitment has been paused. Please email Caitlyn Matoso, cmatoso@cityofsancarlos.org for more information. 

More Information

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at (650) 802-4122.