Youth Action Council (YAC)

The Youth Action Council (YAC) is a group of teen developmental asset leaders from ages 13 to 19 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 will be available in March every year. Completed packet needs to be submitted at the time of the registration. You can register at the Centennial Recreation Center or Community and Cultural Center before the program starts.

2019 YLMH Registration Packet - activity code for registration will be available in March 2019
Financial Assistance Form (must be submitted to Chiquy Mejia at the Centennial Recreation Center)
Sample Program for the Week

YAC Applications will be handed out to the YLMH students on the 1st day of the program.  On the second day, there will be a YAC Orientation for parents in order to answer any questions regarding YAC. The YAC application can be submitted after the orientation or the Wednesday after to receive an interview appointment. YAC interviews will take place Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm at the CRC. Selected YAC Members will serve a minimum 1-year term and stay until High School graduation (1 year if you are a senior in high school). Terms start on the second Tuesday in September each year.

YAC monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month starting in October at 5:30 pm (third Tuesday of the month in January). Meetings are held at the Centennial Recreation Center (CRC) Teen Center located at 171 W. Edmundson Avenue. 

50+ Older Adult Ball (formerly Senior Citizens Ball)


YAC holds this event each year during the spring. The 2019 event will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 5:00 to 9:30pm at the Community and Cultural Center. Proceeds from this event will support YAC programs.

2019 Senior Ball Flyer 

For more information about the Youth Action Council, contact the Centennial Recreation Center at 408-782-2128 or send an email to YAC Advisor Chiquy Mejia. 

Videos


Check out our YAC video to learn more! 

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