Department of Community Services
Youth Council – (805) 522-4473
Location: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
The Simi Valley Youth Council is an advisory board to the City Council on issues affecting youth in the community and is comprised of 21 members and up to three alternates. Each high school and middle school is represented on the Youth Council, as well as the Community at Large.
Membership on the Youth Council is open to residents of the City of Simi Valley who are in 7th through 12th grade. Members may be enrolled in schools outside of Simi Valley. The current Youth Council term began on July 1, 2017, and will conclude on June 30, 2018. Applications to serve on the Youth Council are accepted year-round, and successful applicants are appointed by the City Council each June. For applications or more information, call (805) 522-4473. Applications can also be submitted online.
Youth Town Hall
Each year, the Youth Council partners with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to hold a Youth Town Hall. This event allows 500 middle and high school students the opportunity to hear public officials discuss local and statewide civic matters ranging from education to policy-making. To maximize participation, attendees can pose their questions or share their concerns anonymously via Twitter. This year, the event will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019. It is recognized as an educational activity by the Simi Valley Unified School District and is approved as school business with prior teacher notification. For more information on how to attend, please contact your school’s administration.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 18th annual Youth Summit to be held on Friday, March 22, 2019. High school students interested in attending are encouraged to register now for this free event. Space is limited to the first 180 students. The final deadline to apply for the 2019 Youth Summit is February 21, 2019. Youth are also encouraged to sign up for the Youth Council e-notifications to receive updates and information related to Youth Council activities.
Each year, the Youth Council hosts a Youth Summit annual leadership conference. Youth Summit participants are inspired by a motivational speaker, participate in team building and leadership exercises, learn the importance of community involvement, and share lunch while discussing community issues and ideas with local dignitaries. The event takes place on a school day. It is recognized as an educational activity by the Simi Valley Unified School District and is approved as school business with prior teacher notification.
For more information regarding the Youth Summit, please call (805) 583-6766.
The Youth Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Community Room at 5:00 p.m., September through June. All meetings of the Youth Council are open to the public. The Youth Council discusses various issues of interest and concern for youth. For upcoming meeting dates and agenda information, please see below.
|Deadline for High School Students to Apply for the 2019 Simi Valley Youth Summit||02/21/2019 12:00 AM - 5:30 PM||Not Included|
|Youth Council||03/05/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Not Included|
|Youth Council||03/19/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Not Included|
|Youth Council||04/02/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Not Included|
|Youth Council||04/16/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Not Included|
|Youth Council||05/07/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Not Included|
|Youth Council||05/21/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Not Included|