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Youth Advisory Council

Beach Cities Health District's (BCHD) Youth Advisory Council is comprised of 50 middle and high school students (grades 8-12) from Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach schools. The Youth Advisory Council is a youth-led committee focusing on the health and well-being of their Beach Cities peers.

Youth Advisory Council members:

  • Act as ambassadors and leaders of health by connecting students with resources, events and information
  • Offer advice and recommendations on health issues affecting Beach Cities youth including: alcohol and other drug use, smoking, vaping, marijuana, stress, anxiety, depression, suicide and sexual identity to discuss prevalent trends and solutions
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the youth programming provided by BCHD, like mindfulness events and the purpose workshops
  • Develop programming for activation events at middle and high schools on topics including student mental health and substance use
  • Serve a term of one year, attend four quarterly meetings and are recognized by BCHD’s publicly-elected Board of Directors
  • Have the potential to gain community service hours for their time on the Youth Advisory Council

Beach Cities Health District Youth Advisory Council application process for the 2019-2020 school year is closed.

For more opportunities to get involved at BCHD, please browse our current volunteer service opportunities and complete an application. For additional information, please email volunteers@bchd.org or call 310-374-3426 ext. 246.

Youth Advisory Council meetings will be held at Beach Cities Health District (514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach) on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Meetings for the 2019-20 school year are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Sept. 17, 2019
  • Oct. 22, 2019
  • Nov. 19, 2019
  • Jan. 14, 2020
  • March 17, 2020
  • April 21, 2020

For questions about the Youth Advisory Council or the application process, please contact Shana Martinez, shana.martinez@bchd.org or (310) 374-3426 ext. 161.