Supervisor Marion Ashley is seeking high school students interested in serving on Riverside County’s 5th District Youth Advisory Council.
Council participants help Supervisor Ashley identify issues that are important to young people in the district. Participation on the council also gives students an opportunity to become involved in the countywide Youth Advisory Commission, which advises the Board of Supervisors on policy issues that affect teens. The district reaches from the area surrounding the northern end of Lake Elsinore, north through Perris and Moreno Valley, to Highgrove, and east through the Badlands to the pass areas of Calimesa, Banning and Beaumont, then east to Desert Hot Springs and North Palm Springs.
The 5th District youth council has participated in Operation SafeHouse, the American Heart Association Heart Walk and various community events. Applications are available for the 2013-14 school year. All high school students in the district are eligible to apply. Students who are interested in applying but who are unsure if they live in the 5th District should contact Supervisor Ashley’s’ office for more information. Students serving on the council may not miss more than three consecutive events/meetings, and must have transportation to attend meetings. Each term lasts for the entire school year and students are ineligible once they graduate from high school.
Applications must be submitted by June 30 and interviews for positions on the council will begin in July. For more information or to apply, contact Chassity Henderson at (951) 955-1051.