Riverside County Youth Commission
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The Riverside County Youth Commission & Youth Advisory Councils are dedicated to empowering, improving, and connecting the lives of Riverside County youth. The Youth Commission and Councils serve as a direct link between youth of Riverside County and the Board of Supervisors.
To empower young people to focus on their goals for the future and encourage them to implement strategies to accomplish their aspirations.
- To serve as a liaison between Riverside County youth and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and County departments.
- To provide advice to the Board on the relevant issues of young people in the community.
- To provide a platform for Riverside County youth to present their ideas, suggestions and recommendations.
- To perform annual community service projects that will benefit our community.
- To advocate on issues of concern within our local community.
About the Youth Commission & Youth Advisory Councils
On January 6, 1998 the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the formation of a countywide Youth Commission to advise the Board of Supervisors on issues relevant to youth in the County. The idea for a Youth Commission arose in 1996 at a Youth Summit in Palm Desert sponsored by Supervisor John Tavaglione. It was suggested that a Youth Commission would be established and act as an advisory board to Board of Supervisors. In working closely with the Youth Commission, the Board of Supervisors have the opportunity to interact on a personal level with Riverside County youth, and to better respond to and understand their needs. Considering the immense size of Riverside County, the Supervisors also created District Youth Councils to have more accurate representation from all areas of the county.
The Commission & Youth Advisory Councils provide advice, assistance and recommendations on youth related issues to the Board of Supervisors and County Departments. In addition, the Youth Commission focuses on anticipating the educational, recreational, and cultural needs of youth by working together to host meaningful events that the youth will benefit from. The Commission works to ensure the coordination of community resources in order to improve the quality of life of all young people in the County of Riverside.
2017-2018 Commission Meetings
September 14th, 2017 at 5:00pm
Regular Meeting Schedule
September 21st, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.
November 3rd, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.
January 25th, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.
March 8th, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.
May 24th, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.
Presentation of Plaques to Youth Commissioners (tentative)
May 29th, 2018 at 8:30 A.M.