Youth Advisory Committee Provides Opportunities for Leadership and Community Service
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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2012
Contact: Tiffany Hall, Recreation Coordinator, (650) 286-3395, thall@fostercity.org

Foster City Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) provides opportunities for Foster City youth to develop leadership skills by planning activities for the youth of the community, advising the City Council on the issues that impact them and their peers and participating in leadership-building activities, including leadership roles on subcommittees of the YAC.

In a recent report to the City Council, the Youth Advisory Committee reported on its accomplishments for 2011.

One YAC focus is to engage youth in planning activities that create community among the youth. In 2011, these activities included a Spaghetti Feed and Halloween Haunted House, Bowditch Graduation Dance and Glow Ball Golf Tournament.

Some 2011 events were specifically targeted to encourage youth to consider the needs of others in the community. The YAC sponsored events to raise funds for several charitable and non-profit organizations including the American Cancer Society, Operation Gratitude and the Foster City Youth and Teen Foundation.

In their advisory capacity, YAC members served as student representatives to the school district and collaborated and shared ideas with representatives from other youth advisory committees from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Not willing to rest on its laurels, the Youth Advisory Committee’s has set the following goals for 2012:

  • To continue to be leaders for the teens in the community

  • To enhance individual member’s personal skills in leadership and in service

  • To continue to serve charitable organizations

  • To promote more youth involvement in Foster City

  • To continue being aware of the issues concerning youth in the community

  • To actively participate in the VIBE development through promotion and fundraising efforts to benefit the Youth and Teen Foundation.

All Foster City youth are encouraged to be involved! Although committee membership is set for the current year, the committee’s meetings are open to the public and are held every first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Vibe. Youth are further encouraged to participate as volunteers in planning and running events.

For more information about the Youth Advisory Committee, please contact staff liaison Tiffany Hall at 286-3395 or thall@fostercity.org.

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