The youth of today is the future of tomorrow! This year the Indio Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has a great team set up to be the voice of our Indio youth and be a part of our community. YAC is made up of select high school students who hold a minimum GPA of 2.5 and want to make a difference in their community. They attend regular city council meetings, sitting alongside the Indio Mayor and City Council and provide input on youth related issues.
The 2017-2018 Youth Advisory Council is made up of YAC Mayor, Yaire Pedroza, a sophomore at Indio High School who is currently Associated Student Body Historian, is a part of the yearbook staff, the Jesus Loves You Club and volunteers at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. YAC Mayor Pro Tem is Diana Rodriguez, a junior at Indio High School and current Health Occupations Students of America President, involved in California Scholarship Foundation, Interact and Upward Bound. YAC Treasurer is Valerie Nuñez, a freshman at Indio High School. YAC Secretary is Rogelio Torres, a sophomore at Shadow Hills High School – involved in Academic Decathlon, band, and volunteers at Indio’s Bird Sanctuary. YAC Publicist, David Rodriguez, is a freshman at Indio High School. Other YAC members include Analisa Arellano and Tania Valdez, both freshmen at Indio High School.
Watch this monthly newsletter for updates on what the Indio Youth Advisory is doing to represent the perspective and input of the young people in our community!