APPLY NOW TO BE A YOUTH COMMISSIONER - RECRUITMENT PERIOD EXTENDED - CLOSES AT 5:00PM APRIL 20, 2022
The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking applicants to serve on the Youth Commission. The next two-year term, August, 2022- July 2024 . To apply, students must be:
Have questions or want additional information? Email YouthCommission@toaks.org
Interested to apply? visit www.toaks.org/committees on a google Chrome browser, scroll down to Youth Commission and click "apply" located in the far right column.
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