Beaumont Youth Council
Youth Council Mission Statement
The City of Beaumont Youth Council (YC) is comprised of high school students serving as an advisory board to the City of Beaumont City Council. The youth council will identify youth related problems and participate in volunteer activities throughout the community. Youth council members will convey their concerns and provide recommendations to City Council and staff about the quality of life 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.
Youth Council Details
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 YC/community-sponsored volunteer events.
YC meetings will occur once a month at the City of Beaumont Civic Center. Apart from the meetings, communication between the youth council and Mayor/staff will occur via email. Youth council members are expected to read and respond to emails promptly.
During the first YC meetings of the 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.
What is the Youth Council?
The City of Beaumont Youth Council (YC) is a group of engaged, motivated high school students that serves as an advisory board to the Beaumont City Council. The YC identifies youth related problems and participates in volunteer activities throughout the community. Council members convey their concerns and provide recommendations to City Council and City staff about the quality of life in the City of Beaumont.
Who is in the Youth Council?
The YC will be comprised of 20 to 25 high school students from the City of Beaumont. Within the Youth Council, members will elect a Board of Directors- Director, Assistant Director, Secretary, and two Philanthropic Chair/ Event Coordinators.
When and where will the Council meet?
The YC will hold the first meeting in January 2023, future meetings and times TBD. In addition, the group will perform community service projects during evenings and weekends.
What will the YC do?
During its monthly meetings, the Youth Council will discuss issues communities are 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.
Why should you apply?
The Youth Council is an opportunity for you to get involved in your community by working with the Beaumont City Council to develop solutions to issues identified by the YC. You will also learn about the city and gain experience by organizing and participating in community service activities.
Are there any requirements?
YC members must be in the 11th or 12th grade, reside in 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.
How can you apply?
You can find the application here. Applications are due December 2, 2022. The first meeting will be scheduled in January 2023, date/time TBD.
Contact Siomara at (951) 572-3220 or at SGiroux@beaumontca.gov for information.