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Youth Advisory Council

Beach Cities Health District's (BCHD) Youth Advisory Council is comprised of more than 50 middle and high school students (grades 8-12) from Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach schools. The Youth Advisory Council is a youth-led workgroup focused on the health and well-being of their peers. It is one of five workgroups in the Beach Cities Partnership for Youth Coalition.

Youth Advisory Council members:

  • Act as ambassadors of health by connecting peers with resources, events and information.
  • Raise awareness of and offer recommendations on health issues affecting Beach Cities youth including alcohol and other drug use, smoking, vaping, marijuana, stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, social justice, race, healthy equity and sexual identity to discuss prevalent trends and solutions.
  • Develop programming for activation on topics including student mental health and substance use.
  • Have opportunities to advocate for and implement solutions to address youth health issues through public speaking opportunities and supporting media content including videos, photoshoots, flyers and presentations.
  • Serve a term of one school year, attend 8 council meetings, attend 3 community engagement opportunities (i.e. events, tabling and workshops hosted by allcove Beach Cities or BCHD), complete volunteer orientation, follow ground rules, communicate schedule conflicts in advance, gain community service hours for time on the Youth Advisory Council during meetings and additional activities and be recognized by BCHD’s publicly elected Board of Directors. Additional office hours and brainstorming sessions with staff may also be available.

2024-25 Youth Advisory Council Applications
Applications will be accepted starting June 24, 2024 and close August 30, 2024 by 5 p.m. for the 2024– 2025 school year. Those selected for the Youth Advisory Council will be notified via email by 5 p.m. on October 8, 2024. Please click here to apply.

Forms needed to submit application:

For questions, please contact Cindy Carcamo, Youth Engagement Coordinator, at

For more opportunities to get involved at BCHD, please browse our current volunteer service opportunities and complete an application here. For additional information, please email or call 310-374-3426 ext. 8246.

Watch the Youth Advisory Council – Stress Management Video:

Read the Youth Advisory Council Blogs: