Santa Barbara Youth Council


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735 Anacapa StreetSanta Barbara, CA 93101

The Youth Council held a forum featuring the 2015 candidates for City Council.


The City of Santa Barbara is looking for candidates to serve on an Advisory Council for 2 years. Members must be between the ages of 13 to 19 years, and may be from the City or County of Santa Barbara. One member must be from a local Private High School; one member from Dos Pueblos High School; two members from Local Alternative, Community, or Continuation High Schools; and one member from Santa Barbara High School.

The City Council established the United Youth Empowered in 1994 which became the Youth Council in 1997. Both the United Youth Empowered and the Youth Council were created to function as a voice for teens by facilitating youth forums, youth publications and planning teen activities. For many years, the Youth Council functioned as an advisory board for Teen Programs, the Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council.

The Youth Council has served as a youth voice on the creation of City policies and the coordination and development of facilities and activities for teens in the community.


  • Community Outreach
  • Mentoring
  • Physical Education
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • 10-20 hours per month for meetings and activities.
  • Members serve a two-year term.

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