Mono County

Youth Advisory Committee

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN

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Overview

The Mono County Health Department and the Town of Mammoth Lakes Parks & Recreation Department are seeking applications from youth in Mono County to serve on the 2016/17 Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).   Committee members will be actively involved in recreation and health related program development and evaluation, event planning, policy recommendations, and promoting the benefits of parks and recreation, including county-wide health and wellness initiatives and programs.  The YAC works to educate and empower committee members to be leaders and to advocate for positive change for youth in our community.  Committee members will learn how to engage with, and influence decision makers by participating in municipal government, and by working with Town and County staff to plan, implement and evaluate community-centric programs and services.

Purpose

The Parks and Recreation Department and Mono County Health Department are looking to enhance their programs, amenities and services by soliciting ideas, interests, and opinions from the youth they serve. The YAC provides the platform for young people to acquire the skills necessary to become confident and effective community leaders, by participating in the decision-making process that affects their lives. YAC Members will be interacting with community decision makers, working closely with both Town and County staff, and government appointed advisory bodies, such as the Recreation Commission, Mammoth Lakes Town Council and the Mono County Board of Supervisors.

Goals and Objectives   

  • Review roles, responsibilities and purpose of Youth Advisory Committee
  • Confirm meeting dates and times
  • Establish discussion topics and areas of interest.
    • Youth/Teen programming
    • Communication/ marketing
    • Volunteer initiatives
    • Facility programming and enhancements
    • Parks and facility policy recommendations
    • County-wide health and wellness initiatives
    • Other…
  • Select, produce and implement combined YAC Project    
  • Participate in facilitated focus groups
  • Collaborate to advocate for positive change for youth in our community!

Committee Composition

Grade level: Grades 9-12 (high school students only) 
Number: 7-9 students 
Term: 8 months (Fall/winter semester)
Commitment: Minimum one meeting per month
First meeting: Friday, October 28, 2016 in Suite Z, 12:30pm      
Facilitation: Provided by Town/County staff

Meeting Dates

October 28, November 18, December 9, January 13, February 17, March 10, April 17 and May 12