High school students interested in being a part of the political process may want to check out the 2015-2017 LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Policy Council. It’s committed to promoting civic engagement and raising awareness on policies that affect youth in Los Angeles.
It’s open to high school students entering the 10th or 11th grade who live in the city of Los Angeles. They must be able to commit one year of participation and one year of mentorship.
Students should have maintained a 2.75 unweighted GPA. They will need to attach an unofficial transcript, one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, or advisor and return completed application by the February 16th, 2015.
Students will be expected to:
- Attend monthly meetings under the advisement of your Area Representative
- Attend quarterly meetings with the other Youth Council members of the City of Los Angeles
- Conduct research on issues affecting youth in your area
- Attend City Council meetings
- Perform community service with fellow Youth Council members
- Promote civic engagement (i.e. organizing community service events, public forums, or demonstrations)
Students will be notified about your application status no later than February 22nd, 2015.