The Second District Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is made up of high school students from within the Second Supervisorial District. The Youth Council is a service oriented organization where council members spend time in the community volunteering at community events based around their interests. The Second District YAC plays a role within the Second District by providing recommendations to Supervisor Karen Spiegel and staff on youth related issues. Therefore, council members should be in tune with the surrounding issues that Riverside County youth face. Aside from being involved in the community and making recommendations on youth issues, one of the primary goals of the Second District Council is to better prepare Second District youth for the future. By holding council members to high standards of responsibility, each member has the opportunity to develop important skills that will benefit them in their future endeavors.
The Second District Council works with both private and public entities, to develop and volunteer in a variety of programs to benefit the Second District. The Youth Advisory Council works together to identify and address the anticipated needs of young people in Riverside County. The Second District Council meets bi-weekly to plan and coordinate community projects and discuss volunteer opportunities. Prior to becoming a member of the council all applicants are interviewed and selected by Second Districts’ Youth Advisory Coordinator to serve on the council for a one year term.