Youth Committee

17The La Habra City Council approved the formation of a Youth Committee in September 2001, at the recommendation of the La Habra Community Services Commission.  The purpose was to provide a voice for our youth and an opportunity to develop leadership skills.  The La Habra Youth Committee is an advisory body that encourages the City's youth to be active, contributing members of the community through events and activities that promote a sense of pride in the La Habra community.

Member Goals:
  • To better understand the La Habra community and local government process
  • To serve as youth leaders and role models for the community at events such as La Habra Races, Spring Family Eggstravaganza, Jubilee of Gems, Red Ribbon Week Breakfast, Veterans Day Program and Operation Santa.
  • To plan, promote and participate in community service, educational and recreational activities for and with La Habra's youth.

Member Benefits:

  • Fulfill volunteer requirements for college applications
  • Build confidence
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Team building

Members will be taught by industry professionals who can articulate relevant information that will help them with their future.

Who Can Be a Member:

  • The Youth Committee is marketed to local public and private intermediate and high schools
  • Applicants can be residents of the City, but attend a public or private school outside the city
  • Applicants can be a resident home schooled student
Attendance Policy:
The Youth Committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Attendance at those meetings is mandatory.  Members are allowed no more than two (2) absences during each half of the school year.  Violation of this policy may result in removal from the Youth Committee.  Members must contact the Youth Committee advisor prior to the meeting he/she is unable to attend.
  Members who adhere to the attendance policy will be recognized at a City Council Meeting in June, at the end of the current Youth Committee Year.

Youth Committee Seeking Members for 2016-2017
The City of La Habra Youth Committee is currently seeking members for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please review the information above about the requirements for serving on the Youth Committee.  To download load the Youth Committee brochure & application, please click here.

Important dates to for applying:
Friday, May 20, 2016 - Applications are due to the La Habra Community Center by 5:00 p.m.

Week of May 30, 2016 - Interviews will be held

Week of June 6, 2016 - Notification of selection

For more information, please contact Melissa Rivera at 562-383-4209.