In January 1992, the City Council created the Lancaster Youth Commission to provide a forum for young people to give input regarding the needs and concerns of the community. The Commission offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about local government and play an active role in their community, while building their leadership skills. Youth Commissioners are given the opportunity to facilitate meetings, make presentations and create a network of resources through their participation in City and community events. The Commission also discusses community service possibilities and the issues facing today’s youth, as well as provides insight to City Council and City staff regarding the needs and desires of Lancaster youth.
Youth Commissioners are nominated by the high schools in the Lancaster area. These high schools include: Antelope Valley, Bethel Christian, Lancaster, Eastside, Paraclete and Quartz Hill. The Commission meets once a month, from the beginning of the school year through the end of May.
Youth Commission - Qualifications
Commissioner must attend a high school located in the City of Lancaster or the unincorporated area known as Quartz Hill. Elected officials do not qualify to serve. Commissioners may serve on more than one commission simultaneously.
Contact the Youth Commission: (661) 723-6089