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The California Youth Council (CYC) is a statewide group of young people committed to raising awareness on youth issues. Young people are competent and capable citizens who have an interest in their community. High school and college age youth from all parts of California, with different opinions and experiences make up the CYC. The common thread that holds this diverse group together is all are committed to making positive change happen in their communities. As a CYC member, young people have opportunities to engage in statewide advocacy efforts, build next-level skills, develop and deliver relevant training to peers and adults throughout the state, and build meaningful relationships with youth and adults from across California. Youth development is not only discussed in CYC meetings, it is practiced! 

California Youth Council Fact Sheet (2020)

The California Youth Council is now accepting applications for membership for 2022-2023. Applications are due August 19, 2022.
Download the app: 2022-2023 California Youth Council - Application (pdf) | 2022-2023 California Youth Council - Application (doc)

   2021-2022 California Youth Council Members:

           ✩ Araceli Cantera  ︳Napa County
           ✩ Aruushi Kaur  ︳Sonoma County
           ✩ Israel Lozano  ︳Ventura County 
           ✩ Justin Mays  ︳San Bernardino County
           ✩ Kristal Barajas  ︳Stanislaus County 
           ✩ Kristina Alonso  ︳Sacramento County 
           ✩ Luke Shellen  ︳Santa Cruz County  
           ✩ Malaika Nazir  ︳Sacramento County
           ✩ Miah Chao  ︳Solano County
           ✩ Nicole Hernandez Vasquez  ︳Fresno County
           ✩ Seioriana Lam ︳Orange County
           ✩ Tiahna Thomas ︳Riverside County 

   California Youth Council Leadership Team:

           ✩ Arly Chavez  ︳Orange County 
           ✩ Nathan Pham ︳Orange County
           ✩ Veronica Lopez | Orange County