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    The Pasadena Youth Council (PYC) is the official advisory body for the City of Pasadena that represent the youth of Pasadena. PYC is a sub-body to the Human Services Commission.

    Goals of the Pasadena Youth Council:
    · Provide youth with a forum for civic engagement in Pasadena
    · Advance the vision for youth in accordance with the City’s Policy on Children, Youth and Families
    · Create opportunities for youth involvement in decision-making in the community on matters affecting youth

    The Pasadena Youth Council was re-established in November of 2008. The Youth Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

    Seeking Youth Leaders!
    Pasadena Youth Council Open Enrollment
    Middle and high school students, ages 12 to 18
    Application available online, community centers and teen center.
         Fall 2015 Application, submit by Friday, May 29, 2015
         Spring 2016 Application, submit by Friday, December 11, 2015
    For more information, please contact Maricela Galvez at (626) 744-7304.

     Click here to download The Pasadena Youth Council Application 2015-2016 

    Youth Enrichment Grant Program - Apply Now Through October 31, 2015!

    Click here to download the application

    The 2015 Youth Enrichment Grant recipients:

    Learnings Works Charter School
    Project leader(s): Learning Works Youth Council
    Building an edible school garden to serve their students, families and the homeless
    Garden location, 2914 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena
    Golf Course Beautification Eagle Project
    Boy Scouts of America Troop 4
    Project leader(s): Brandon James, Marshall Fundamental
    Building and repairing benches for the First Tee participants, high school teams, and senior citizens at two area golf courses.
    Golf courses located at Altadena and Eaton Canyon
    Do H2O on the Go!
    Day One
    Project leaders: Rosa Romero, Pasadena HS and Sierra Pearson, Muir HS
    Improving access to fresh, clean water fountains.
    Hydration station(s) to be installed within schools/parks in Northwest Pasadena.
    Pasadena High School Native Garden
    Pasadena High School Green Club
    Project Leader(s): Jacob Newman, Pasadena HS
    Planting drought tolerant plants, providing students and local wildlife a tranquil setting.
    Garden will be located on the PHS campus, in front of E-building.
    Blair IB Art Class and After School Club
    Project Leader(s): Blair IB Art Class/After School Club
    Planning and creating a mural through a collaborative student effort.
    Mural will be located on the Allendale Elementary campus.
    John Muir High School STEPup
    Project Leader(s) Vanessa Placidon, John Muir HS
    Providing students with real-life applications using CAD skills and applying them in real work environments.
    Primary projects will take place on the John Muir Campus.

    For more information, please contact Maricela Galvez at (626) 744-7330.


    Results from the Search Institute Survey Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors

    The Developmental Assets were assessed in your school community in May 2014, using the Search Institute survey Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors. This report summarizes the extent to which your youth experience the Developmental Assets and how the assets relate to their behavior and overall health. Click here to open the report. 

    Youth Council Members 

    Executive Committee
    Vice Chairs:  

    Madison Triplett
    Astyn Turrentine
    Monique Manaloto
    Jonathan Liu
    Maimouna Diarra
    Astyn Turrentine
    Clarissa Jaime
    Dashia Saunderlin
    Diana Carranza
    Jonathan Liu
    Julia See
    Kema Allin
    Kim Mejia
      Madison Triplett
    Maimouna Diarra
    Maya Hammond
    Monique Manaloto
    Nicolas Guerra
    Tyriq Robinson
    Victoria Slack
    Nancy Ontiveros

    Past Events/Community Service:

    Youth Council Networking Event
    Tree Planting
    Human Services Fall Festival
    Turkey Distribution
    Mayor’s Tree Lighting Event
    Meal Distribution Program

    Community Forums/Policy Review:

    School/City Work Plan
    Policy on Children, Youth and Families
    Human Services Needs Assessment

    Programs for Youth

    Northwest Ambassador Program
    The goal of the Northwest Ambassador Program is to promote work experience and job opportunities for youth. This program is only for Pasadena area high school students. They work on different events from being docents to serving senators and helping the community. For more information, please click here.

    Day One
    Day One is a nonprofit organization who assists youth with drug and alcohol prevention. Day One trains high school students to become positive role models.

    Summer Rose (Rewarding Opportunities in Summer Employment) Program
    The Summer ROSE Program provides summer employment opportunities for eligible Pasadena youth ages16 to 21. For over 30 years, the program has annually employed almost 200 youth workers in various job fields, historically in the public sector. In 2014, efforts are underway to expand these opportunities to the private sector by recruiting Pasadena businesses to sponsor youth as a Host Employer. For more information on how to apply as a youth worker or become a Host Employer, click here.

    Workforce Investment ACT (WIA) Youth Program
    The Workforce Investment ACT (WIA) Youth Program is a year round program, providing eligible youth the support, education, and training that will assist in identifying and developing career objectives, while completing a high school education.

    Neighbors Acting Together Helping All (NATHA)
    NATHA is a neighborhood association since 1991. NATHA began as a Neighborhood Watch group in the low-income Lincoln Corridor of Northwest Pasadena. The Navarro Avenue Tremont Howard Association quickly outgrew its original charter and boundaries. Its current name keeps the original acronym, but better reflects its mission through two programs, Youth Development and Community Development.


    -Reside in Pasadena, CA
    -Attend a middle school or high school located in Pasadena, CA

    Click here to download Application

    To get involved with the Pasadena Youth Council:

    -Attend our events
    -Sit in on a meeting
    -Contact the program coordinator

    For more information on the Pasadena Youth Council or to get information on an upcoming meetings, please contact Maricela Galvez at (626) 744-7304 or email mgalvez@cityofpasadena.net Human Services Commission Liaison: Commissioner Anthony Santilena

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