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High School Student Opportunities

What is the Youth Council?

The Second District Youth Council (YC) is a group of engaged, motivated high school students that serves as an advisory board to San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford. The YC identifies youth related problems and participates in volunteer activities throughout the Second District. Council members convey their concerns and provide recommendations to Supervisor Rutherford and her staff about the quality of life in San Bernardino County. 

Who is in the Youth Council?

The YC will be comprised of 20 to 25 high school students from the Second District. Within the Council, members will elect a Board of Directors— Director, Assistant Director, Treasurer, Secretary, Philanthropic Chair/ Event Coordinator.

When and where will the Council meet?

The YC will meet at 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Big Horn room at Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga. A YC retreat will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the same location. In addition, the group will perform community service projects during evenings and weekends. 

What will the YC do?

During its monthly meetings, the Council will discuss issues communities are facing and brainstorm solutions to those issues. Te 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 County-related events. Examples of these activities include shadowing a County Staff member, meeting County and City officials, taking tours of County facilities, etc. 

Why should you apply?

The Youth Council is an opportunity for you to get involved in your community by working with the County Supervisor to develop solutions to issues identified by the YC. You will also learn about the County and local cities and gain experience by organizing and participating in community service activities. 

Are there any requirements?

YC members must reside or attend a high school in the Second District (Upland High School is in the Second District), 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.