Youth Advisory Committee


The Youth Advisory Committee's purpose is to engage the future leaders of Menlo Park by encouraging youth to take an active leadership role in the community. It aims to foster a greater involvement of youth in municipal government and civic affairs.

The Youth Advisory Committee advises the Parks and Recreation Commission and city staff on activities, events and programs to meet the needs of youth and teens in the community. 


Students enrolling in Grades 9–12 and who live within Menlo Park city limits or attending a Menlo Park high school are eligible to apply. Approved applications will be appointed a term of one-year, from September through May. Committee members may stay on for up to four terms, however a new application must be submitted each year. Applications are open May through August.


The Youth Advisory Committee meets twice a month to discuss current events and plan future projects and hosts a number of events throughout the academic year. Additional hours are accounted for meetings and events (about 6 hours per month).

Work plan

The work plan is in progress.

2022-2023 meeting dates

Youth Advisory Committee meetings are youth-led, and in order to ensure a safe space for youth expression and exchange of ideas, attendance at the meetings is limited to YAC members, support staff and invited guests only. Meetings are held every second and fourth Thursday from 6:15–7:45 p.m. Meetings are held in person and virtual on a rotating basis.

Date  Format
Oct 13 Virtual
Oct 27 In person 
Nov 10 Virtual
Dec 8 Virtual
Dec 22 In person
Jan 12 Virtual
Jan 26 In person
Feb 9 Virtual
Feb 23 In person
Mar 9 Virtual
Mar 23 In person
Apr 13 Virtual
Apr 27 In person
May 11 Virtual
May 25
Senior Send-Off
In person

Contact us

Nancy Delgado
Recreation Coordinator