As a student at San Fernando High School, I was selected to participate in Student Day in Government which was Mayor Tom Bradley’s effort to introduce youth to local government from all parts of our city. That early introduction ignited my passion for City service and fuels my work for investments in youth to help them achieve their full potential.
To provide this opportunity for today’s youth, I introduced legislation that was approved by the City Council to create the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council. The youth council will include two youth representatives between the ages of 16-25 from each council district. This year-long paid program gives young people the opportunity to learn the inner workings of the City of Los Angeles, work alongside city department staff, and advise elected officials on solutions to solve issues within their communities.
Applications for the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council are open from January 28, 2022-February 28, 2022. For more information or to apply, visit https://youthcouncil.lacity.org