Youth at City Council

Youth at City Council

Youth @City Council is a civic engagement program that takes place at City Hall and in the community of Rancho Cordova. In this program students come to gain knowledge of local government, the role and function of City Council, develop leadership skills, and network with peers and local government officials. The ultimate goal of this program is to highlight the power that youth have in a community and the importance of being civically engaged. Youth leaders will create 3 mock ordinances by the end of the program and host a Mock City Council Meeting to share and vote on their mock ordinances.

Program Goals

  • Increase interest in civic issues and action on civic issues
  • Improve civic efficacy and demonstrate civic participation skills (e.g., compromise, perspective-taking).
  • Empower youth to contribute to positive change in their communities.
  • Develop healthy relationships with caring adult role models.
  • Guide youth to identify, manage and appropriately express emotions and behaviors.

Contact Person

David Augusto, Windy Ly
Davida@proyouthandfamilies.org & windyl@proyouthandfamilies.org

How does this program make a difference?

Particpants conduct a yearly Community Assessment Survey to understand what are the top concerns and interests of youth residents. Participants get to create informational and educational presentations that offer solutions on how the City of Rancho Cordova can address youth resident concerns.

What is in it for you?

  • Learn more about the newly passed Measure R
  • Network with City staff, local leaders, and youth across the city
  • Participate in a youth-led community assessment and project
  • Gain and hone in on leadership skills, social & emotional skills, and professional development

Is there a stipend?

There is a 100 stipend.

Is it an open enrollment program?

Sites and schools served

Yes, open to all Rancho Cordova youth residents ages 13-18

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