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Two fun opportunities to get involved:
1. Youth Trash Clean-Up Day
Students in 7th - 12th grade are invited to help make Thousand Oaks even more beautiful! (youth in 6th grade or under may participate with a parent/guardian present).
Step 1: Complete Registration
Step 2: Download, print, sign participation waiver. Email to YouthCommission@toaks.org
*City's signature policy: The City will accept actual signatures, scanned signatures, or a certificate-based electronic signature from DocuSign or Adobe.
Trash Clean Up FAQ
Where do I go on the day of the event?
Meet at the check-in canopy in front of the Thousand Oaks Community Center - 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. At the Corner of Moorpark Blvd and Lancer Way.
Where do I park?
Ample parking is located at Anthem Church - 390 Arcturus St, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (lot is next to CRPD tennis courts)
Can I receive community service hours for this event?
Yes, absolutely. Documentation will be available at the check-out table the day of the event.
Can I participate if I don't have a signed Waiver?
Everyone must have a signed waiver to participate. Waivers can be emailed to YouthCommission@toaks.org
Youth in grade 6 or under also need a parent/guardian present.
What do I wear?
We recommend everyone wears closed-toe shoes, long pants, layers for the weather, and a hat. Please also bring sunscreen.
Do I need to bring anything?
We will provide everything you need to clean up trash = trash bags, trash grabbers, latex or similar type gloves, water, and snacks.
Who can I talk to if I have additional questions?
Feel free to email or call Youth Commission Staff Liaison Sarah Mails at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 449-2118.
Click on flyers to download and print.
2. College Information Workshop
Students in 7th - 12th grade are invited to learn more about the college admissions process and ask questions!
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Register by clicking this link! COMING SOON!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2022 YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ON MARCH 30, 2022! IT WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
The event brought together 22 leaders and 66 youth from the City of Thousand Oaks. The program included Leader Roundtables, Youth-Only Roundtables, and a Keynote Address. Topics discussed included: support and resources available to youth to deal with the impacts COVID, decrease stress, and improve mental health; issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; how to enjoy social media and ways to deal with inappropriate or fake content; how schools can better meet the current and future needs of students; how to increase recycling and improve the environment; among many others. There were a lot of important conversations that took place and many positive outcomes. Here's what the Youth are saying:
“[The Summit] made me believe that our City has great leaders who really care about our community and want to make it better”
“[The Summit] helped me realize many problems in my community and how I can help."
“[The Summit] made me feel I have a voice"
"[The Summit] gave me faith in the process and change that our generation is making"
"The [keynote] speakers really inspired me and I really loved it"
"I loved [the keynote speaker's] message. It really resonated with me...Talking about the quote that you should not let the fear of being great make an enemy of being good. I loved that."
"I loved meeting other intelligent people who care and want to make a difference."
“I have a lot more hope about our future.”
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Agendas posted 72 hours in advance of each meeting
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