Youth Action Council (YAC)

New YAC

The Youth Action Council (YAC) is a group of teen developmental asset leaders from ages 13 to 18 that give a voice to teens in the community by building assets 1 teen at a time.

The purpose of YAC is to serve as the prominent voice representing the youth in our community. YAC helps the teens of Morgan Hill recognize that they are valued and appreciated as a part of the community (Asset #7: Community Values Youth - young person perceives that adults in the community value youth). As a group of dedicated teenagers, YAC will communicate the desires of teens and create programs and special events where teens can cultivate Developmental Assets through building a bond with other teens and members of the community.

BECOME A YAC MEMBER

All students interested in becoming YAC Members must first complete the Youth Leadership Morgan Hill program during the summer in July. The application packet is available in March every year. A completed registration packet needs to be submitted at the time of the registration. You can register at the Centennial Recreation Center or Community and Cultural Center in March.

National Night Out
YAC Applications will be handed out to the YLMH students on the 1st day of the program and on the second day there will be a Parent Orientation. The YAC application must be submitted by the 3rd day of YLMH (Wednesday) to receive an appointment for an interview (interviews will be held on the 4th day). Selected YAC Members will serve a minimum 1-year term and serve until their high school graduation (1 year if you are a senior in high school). Terms start in September each year.

YAC monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month (third Tuesday of the month in September and January) at 5:30pm at the Centennial Recreation Center (CRC) Meeting Room (171 W. Edmundson Avenue). 


50+ BALL (formerly known as Senior Citizens Ball)


YAC holds this event each year during the spring season. The 2019 event will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 5:00 to 9:30pmat the Community and Cultural Center. High school students are encouraged to volunteer for this event.

2019 50+ Ball Flyer 
2019 50+ Ball Program
Youth Permission Form

50 Ball
For more information or to sponsor a YAC annual event, please contact Chiquy Mejia, YAC Advisor & Youth Development Coordinator at 408-310-4253 or chiquy.mejia@mhcrc.com.

Videos


Check out our YAC video to learn more! 

Other videos created by YAC Members: YAC Members love the Morgan Hill Library