Did you know that the Town of Yucca Valley has a Youth Commission? The Youth Commission was established in 1995 to provide for communication between Yucca Valley’s elected officials and the young people of the community. Students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley are eligible to serve on the Yucca Valley Youth Commission. Up to twenty commissioners can be appointed each year, with an effort to represent a variety of schools and grades. Previous commissioners may be reappointed to serve additional terms. Appointments are made in the fall with Youth Commission members serving throughout the school year. The Youth Commission is not active in the summer months.
Each year, the commissioners strive to discover creative and effective ways to communicate with the young people of the community, and with local government officials. In recent years, the Youth Commission has produced intergenerational programs, presented forums to local schools and volunteered at community parades and special events. The Youth Commission meets regularly with Town of Yucca Valley staff members in formal public meetings and in less formal workshops. Activity reports are presented to the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission and an annual report is provided to the Town Council. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month; workshops are scheduled as needed. All Youth Commission meetings are open to the public.
Students may apply to serve on the Youth Commission by completing an application. Applications for the 2018-19 Youth Commission are available at the community center or online at www.yucca-valley.org; they are also available at the school offices of Yucca Valley High School, La Contenta Middle School and Joshua Springs Christian School. The deadline to return a completed application is November 1, 2018.
For more information contact the Community Services Office, Monday through Thursday, at (760) 369-7211.
2018-19 Youth Commission Application
2018-19 Youth Commission Informational Sheet