As a student at San Fernando High School, I participated 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 fueled 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 the City Council approved 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.
Applications for the Second Cohort of the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council are open through July 23rd.
This year-long paid program allows young people 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.
When we invest in youth, we invest in a greater Los Angeles.
To apply, please visit https://youthcouncil.lacity.org/.