On October 21st, 2003, the Long Beach City Council adopted a resolution forming the City's first Commission on Youth and Children. The Commission is a youth-adult board consisting of ten adults and nine youth. The adult commissioners include one Long Beach Unified School Board member, one parent of a child or children under the age of 21, and eight youth service experts. Each youth member has been appointed by the City Council member of the district in which he/she resides, and is under the age of 19 at the time of appointment.
The Commission serves as an advisory group to the Mayor and City Council on issues affecting youth and children. For further information, please contact Sherri Nixon-Joiner, Recreation General Superintendent, at (562) 570-1607.
The Long Beach Youth Fund (LBYF) was created to provide funding for local youth to develop a project that addresses community issues and challenges. The individual grants can range from $250 to $2,000. In order to obtain the grants, projects must be planned and led by youth.
The deadline to submit applications has passed.
DISTRICT LEVEL YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCILS
If you are a high school student in the Long Beach Unified School District, and would like to become involved in local government while earning Service Learning Credits, please contact your City Council District office for more information.