Danville Youth Council

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Danville Youth Council HighLights 2021-2022

Take a look at some of the amazing accomplishments of the Danville Youth Council in 2021 and 2022.

Danville Youth Council Highlights 2021-2022 (PDF)


Become a Danville Youth Council Member!

Applications for the 2022 / 2023 school year closed on April 15 at 5 pm. If you applied before the deadline, you will be contacted the week of April 18.

Any San Ramon, Danville, or Alamo resident currently enrolled in Middle and High school is eligible to be a member of the Danville Youth Council. We are looking for people who are:

  • Creative 
  • Dedicated
  • Enthusiastic 
  • Outgoing
  • Responsible 

Benefits

Some benefits you will get:

  • Meet new people and interact with teens from around the valley
  • Get involved with the community 
  • Develop important life skills 
  • Participate in team-building events 
  • Learn skills that can be used for college and job applications 

Member Duties

  • Create an atmosphere where teens feel safe and comfortable to express themselves and their ideas
  • Encourage the development of community awareness for middle school and high school issues
  • Promote interaction between the schools in Danville
  • Act as an advocate for teens in the community
  • Create programs and special events that will benefit the youth & teen community
  • Volunteer and donate time and resources to those in need and to the Town of Danville
  • Study problems, activities, and concerns of youth & teens, especially as they relate to programs of the Town of Danville

Meetings

  • 2022/2023 Meeting Dates: Second Monday of the Month
    September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 10 (Tuesday), February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
  • Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Town Meeting Hall
                    201 Front Street, Danville

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Mission

The mission of the Danville Youth Council (DYC) is to provide Middle and High School students the opportunity to represent the interests of their peers in the Danville area.

The DYC will be made up of members striving to improve their community. Sub-committees are established to complete the goals of the councils.

Amazing Race 2022

Danville's Amazing Race 

Congratulations to Team Dragons for winning the 2022 Amazing Race! We had so much fun and look forward to the next Amazing Race.

It’s a race around Downtown Danville with your three fastest friends for the third annual Danville Amazing Race!

Teens in sixth through twelfth grade can sign up a team of four people for an Amazing Race scavenger hunt through Downtown Danville. Participants will receive clues at different locations around town that will prompt them to finish challenges in order to receive their next clue. Challenges include blindfold frosting, improv skits, pop quizzes, and more.

The team with the most points will win the grand prize. 

For more information, contact Teen Coordinator, Lindsay Gallardo at (925) 314-3403 or lgallardo@danville.ca.gov.

Zooming Across Generations

Check out the Zooming Across Generations program! Danville Youth Council members, made up of engaging and creative middle school and high school students, had the chance to interview some local, inspiring seniors. Listen to the special guests explain how their careers evolved and what hobbies they have that continue to impact their lives today.

Meet our Danville Youth Council!

Alexa

Alexa

My name is Alexa and this will be my second year on the DYC! I'm super excited to be a part of this group and give back while creating fun events for our community. I am a Senior at Monte Vista and a part of a few clubs such as Business and Entrepreneurship, Future Business Leaders of America, California Scholarship Federation, and National Honor Society. I'm also involved in the school choir program and love volunteering around the Bay Area. 

Amelia

Amelia

Hello! My name is Amelia. This is my fourth year on the DYC. Currently, I attend Monte Vista High School. I am a board member for Monte Vista's UNICEF Club, participate in Theatre Productions, and involved in town government. When I am not doing any of these things, you can find me with my noise in a book or sending time with my family and friends. 

Angelina Ge

Angelina 

Hello, my name is Angelina and I'm currently a Senior at San Ramon Valley High School. I'm am equestrian, a pianoist, an avid reader, and I absolutely love to spend time at my barn and hang out with my horses. I have a strong interest in fashion and I enjoy designing my own clothes and dresses. I teach piano part-time at QuaranTunes and am part of CSF at my school. I hope to improve my community and I'm excited to be part of the DYC this year!

Annette

Annette

Hello, I am Annette! I have been a DYC member for three years now. I don't like talking much about myself, but here are some facts about me: I play tennis and I have been playing for 10 years. I spend most of my time watching Youtube and writing.

Aria

Aria

Hi! My name is Aria and I am a Junior at The Athenian School. I am excited to begin my first year of the Danville Youth Council. In school, I am an 11th grade class leader, student ambassador, and also part of the Green Club where we are building a community garden. Outside of school, I founded a nonprofit organization called Meaningful Teens which provides online literacy and English language learning programs for refugees, immigrants, and low-income youth. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends!

Ariya

Ariya

Hi! My name is Ariya and this is my second year at the DYC! Outside of school, I love to paint and express myself through art. I also love gardening, baking, and watching funny movies! I have a club, Learning Outreach, at my high school and enjoy creating fundraisers and book drives for economically disadvantaged schools. I am a Senior at Monte Vista High School and I am looking forward to creating more change throughout my community!

Caitlyn

Caitlyn

I enjoy creating art and playing music. When I grow up, I want to become an architect because of my interest in design. I enjoy being part of the DYC and look forward to this upcoming year.

Drishti

Drishti

Hello! I'm Drishti, I'm a Senior at Dougherty Valley High School and this is my second year here! I love taking the initiative on the things that I'm passionate about, especially when it comes to helping out my community. I have been volunteering for the majority of my life as a notable volunteer. The volunteering  experience has been contributing my helping hand towards my hometown temple. Me and my family have volunteered there for over seven years now helping coordinate and set up events!  When I'm not at school, I like to focus on my interests such as hiking and my passion for the biotech field. I can't wait to see what amazing thing the DYC will accomplish this year and how I can use my skills to contribute even further!

Dylan


Dylan

Hi, I'm Dylan! Currently, I'm a sophomore at Monte Vista High School and this is my first year on the DYC.  I am extremely excited about this opportunity, and can't wait to enhance youth engagement within our town! At Monte Vista, I am an active member of the Leadership class, serving as a class officer.  Additionally, I am proud to be Filipino-American and have made it a personal goal of mine to help spread the warmth and beauty of my culture. Outside of school, I have played basketball for many years and tried out a new sport last school year-pole vaulting!I look forward to seeing what this year brings for the DYC and can't wait to embark upon this new and fulfilling journey!

Elizabeth Tak

Elizabeth

Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am a current Junior at Monet Vista. This is my first year in the DYC and I'm so excited! I love the DYC because we are extremely active in our community, helping out with different fun events. It's so great getting to know different people from our district too! In my spare time, I love to play tennis, watch Netflix, and read a good mystery novel!

Julia

Julia

This is my third year in DYC, I am a part of the Youth and Government program (SRV Valle Lobo) and the JV women's swim team at my high school, some volunteer organizations I am a part of our Pledge to Humanity, National Honors Society, and California Scholarship Federation. Some things I like to do outside of school are watch movies with my family (some of my favorite movies are The Shawshank Redemption, The Cutting Edge, and 13 Going on 30). Another thing I love to do (while in quarantine) is zoom with my friends and listen to music while getting my school work done (I love Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and The Jonas Brothers)!

Kaylan
Kaylan

Hi! I'm Kaylan, and this is my first year with DYC. I am a Freshman at Carondelet and I love to play lacrosse and soccer. I am so excited to help the Danville Community through the town's many events, and I look forward to participating in many of them. Playing piano helps me relax at the end of the day, and I enjoy reading, baking, and watching movies!

Madeleine

Madeleine

Madeleine is an 9th grader at San Ramon Valley High School, which she represents for the Danville Youth Council. She is passionate about giving back to her community and greatly enjoys expressing that aspect of herself at the DYC. She has started multiple tutoring initiatives, most recently a free writing program for elementary- aged students. In her free time, she is an avid tennis player and writer. She is looking forward to serving on the DYC and is grateful to have the platform to represent the teens and youth in the community.

Matthew

Matthew 

I have been a DYC member for four years now, and I've enjoyed every moment of it! DYC has given me so many different opportunities to give back to my community and meet some fantastic people. I am also a sophomore at Monte Vista High School, and outside of the DYC, I enjoy running track, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and playing video games with my friends. 

Matthieu

Matthieu

Matthieu has worked with the DYC for the last few years and is always ready to take the initiative in his community. He is an avid learner, attending San Ramon Valley. Other than his schoolwork, Matthieu spends his time playing tennis competitively with family and friends. In addition to taking Spanish classes at school, he was born in France, having grown up learning both French and English. At school, Matthieu is a member of both the Pledge to Humanity and the California Scholarship Federation, two similar volunteering organizations. He is excited to see what he will accomplish with the DYC and looking forward to helping others around him.

Mia

Mia

Hi, my name is Mia and this is my first year on the Danville Youth Council! I am a Junior at Monte Vista High School and I look forward to getting to participate in all of the fun events that DYC puts on this year! I am also looking forward to getting to meet new people and make some new friends. I love to read and write, and theater. My family travels a lot and I like getting to learn about different cultures and see new places. I’m so excited to be a part of the DYC this year, and I hope I can help create and support some great initiatives to help our community!


Neil

Neil

Hi, I'm Neil. I'm a Sophomore at Monte Vista High School and this is my second year on the Danville Youth Council. I love to read science fiction, write personal narratives, and code in my free time. I compete in math and speech competitions, and also enjoy playing tennis, and jamming on my guitar. I'm looking forward to serving as a DYC member, and can't wait to work with the rest of the team.

Olivia

Olivia 

This is my second year as a DYC member. In my free time, I enjoy sewing. During the summer I was able to work with a shop in Blackhawk to sell the masks that I sewed. Recently, we held a week-long charity event, where we sold Breast Cancer Awareness Month inspired masks and donated the profits to a Breast Cancer Awareness charity. 

Owen

Owen

This is my second year on the DYC, and I am really interested to see where it takes me. In my regular life, I enjoy many things including chess and math. I also enjoy looking at technology and putting together LEGO cars. I can play the tenor sax. I am rated in chess, and compete in math competitions.

Sabrina

Sabrina

Hi, I'm Sabrina and I am a Senior at Monte Vista High School. This is my sixth year on the DYC, and I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing council. My favorite subject in school is English and I love to read. My top book choice is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, a science fiction novel about Charlie, a mentally disabled man who is chosen by scientists to undergo an experimental surgery to enhance his intelligence. When I am not reading, I compete on my school's Speech and Debate team. Besides reading, speech, and debate, in my free-time I love to cook, go on hikes, and play poker with my family.

Sidney

Sidney

Hello! My name is Sidney and I am currently an ninth-grader at San Ramon Valley High School. Beyond school, I love being on my studio's dance team, going on bike rides with my family, and exploring graphic design. My ambitions are to either become an educator or an interior designer when I grow up. This is my second year as a DYC member and I am so excited to support our community! This year, I hope to incorporate my passion for teaching and graphic design into the DYC. I am looking forward to becoming a better leader and person through the DYC!

Sonia

Sonia

Hi! I’m Sonia, and this is my first year on the DYC. I’m a Freshman at Monte Vista High School, where I’m involved in speech and debate, choir, and California Scholarship Federation, as well as being the vice-president of the self-defense club. Outside of school, I play the piano and sing. I love giving back to the community, and I’ve done so in multiple ways, including establishing a Youth Poet Laureate position for Danville high schoolers who enjoy writing. I’m looking forward to being a DYC member this year!