Beaumont, CA - The City of Beaumont is looking to establish a Youth Council. The Youth Council will consist of a group of engaged, motivated 11th and 12th grade high school students, which will serve as an advisory board to the Beaumont City Council. The Youth Council will help to identify youth related problems within the community, convey their concerns and provide recommendations to City Council and City staff about the quality of life for youth in the City of Beaumont. The Youth Council aims to serve as a link between the city of Beaumont youth and the Beaumont City Council. The youth council provides members with the opportunity to discuss issues of concern in the community and participate in community-enhancing volunteer activities.
Each Youth Council member is responsible for staying up to date with current activities taking place within the city of Beaumont. Members are also responsible for attending monthly meetings and participating in Youth Council/community-sponsored volunteer events. During the Youth Council's term, members will outline youth related issues in the community, create a list of goals and strategies to complete during the term, and elect a Board of Directors to lead the youth council.
During its monthly meetings, the Youth Council will discuss issues the community is facing and brainstorm solutions to those issues. The Youth Council will organize events such as food drives, service at animal shelters, helping the homeless events and so on. Additionally, the Council will attend a retreat and several other City-related events. Examples of these activities include shadowing a Police Officer, meeting City officials, taking tours of City facilities; etc. The Youth Council is an opportunity for students to get involved in our community. Members will also learn about local government and gain experience by organizing and participating in community service activities.
Applicants must be in the 11th or 12th grade, reside or attend a high school in the City of Beaumont, maintain a 2.5 GPA, be in good standing with their school, have access to email, and provide their own transportation to meetings and events. Find the application here.
Applications are due by December 2, 2022. For more information about Youth Council go to https://beaumontca.gov/1298/Beaumont-Youth-Council