Danville Youth Council
Danville Youth Council HighLights 2021-2022
Take a look at some of the amazing accomplishments of the Danville Youth Council in 2021 and 2022.
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:
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
- 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
- Meeting Dates: May 9
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Zooming Across Generations with John Gallagher
- Zooming Across Generations with Tom Bauer
- Zooming Across Generations with Reggie Kwan
- Zooming Across Generations with Bill Green
- Zooming Across Generations with Aline Soules
- Zooming Across Generations with Julie Perlman
- Zooming Across Generations with Alice Darrow
- Zooming Across Generations with Esther Price
- Zooming Across Generations with Jim Donnelly
Hello, I am Aditya and this is my first year on the Danville Youth Council. At school, I am involved in my school's CSF club and am a part of many STEM-related clubs. I am also the co-president of my school's Science Olympiad club. Outside of school, I play tennis regularly. I am excited to be a part of the Danville Youth Council this year!
My name is Alexa and this will be my first 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 junior 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.
Hello! My name is Amelia. This is my second year on the DYC. Currently, I am a freshman at Monte Vista. I play tennis and enjoy running, hiking, and going on bike rides. When I'm not doing any of these things, you can find me with my nose in a book or spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Emma, and I am a junior at San Ramon Valley High School. Outside of DYC, I am involved in my local 4-H club, where I raise a market pig every spring through summer, participate in public speaking competitions, and hold an office for my club. I also play piano. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, walk my dog, play with my two cats or guinea pig, listen to music, and bake or cook!
Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am a current sophomore 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!
This is my first 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)!
I’m a junior at Monte Vista High School and it’s my second year on the council! I love to play video games, hang out with friends, and read books in my free time. I'm a bass in a local choir, and I do a lot of volunteer work, such as with the San Ramon Regional Medical Center.
Hello, my name is Angelina and I'm currently a junior at San Ramon Valley High School. I'm an equestrian, a pianist, an avid reader, and I absolutely love to spend time at my barn and hang out with 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!
Hi, my name is Diya. I'm in 8th grade at Diablo Vista Middle School and this is my first year on the council. I really look forward to and enjoy volunteering and helping out the community! Outside of the DYC, I am in advanced rowing at Oakland Strokes and I play tennis. I also play the viola and I'm in my school's symphonic and chamber orchestra. In my free time, I love to read books, spend time with my family and friends, and watch movies (especially Marvel).
Hi, I'm Ava! I'm currently a sophomore at San Ramon Valley High School. This is my first year on the DYC. I'm so excited to be a part of the Danville Youth Council and can't wait to help better my community. When I'm not doing schoolwork, you can find me reading, chatting with friends or family, or hanging out with my foster kittens! I'm passionate about history, literature, and women's rights. I love traveling, hanging out with my family and friends, and watching TV. I'm always excited to meet new people. In the future, I hope to run my own company and help change the world. I can't wait to see what good changes we can bring to Danville.
Madeleine is an 8th grader at Charlotte Wood Middle 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.
I have been a DYC member for three 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 is a new member of the DYC, ready to take initiative in his community. He is an avid learner, attending as a freshman at 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.
Hi, I'm Neil. I'm a freshman at Monte Vista High School and this is my first 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.
I love to hang out with my friends whenever I have spare time! I have been a member of Y and G for the past three years and am very passionate about science and the medical field. Working with children is one of my favorite things and I do so in Science Alliance and as a summer swim coach.
This is my first 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.
This is my first 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.
Hi, I'm Sabrina and I am a sophomore at Monte Vista High School. This is my fourth 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. The book follows Charlie and a lab rat named Algernon and the way they experience the changes brought on by the procedure. When I am not reading, I compete on my school's Speech and Debate team. Participating in speech and debate has taught me important skills like public speaking, research, and writing. This year, I am competing in a Speech and Debate event called Expository, where students write ten minute speeches informing the audience about a variety of different topics. Besides reading and Speech and Debate, in my free-time I love to cook, go on hikes, and play poker with my family.
Hello! My name is Sidney and I am currently an eighth-grader at Charlotte Wood Middle 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 first 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!
Hi! My name is Ariya and this is my first 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 junior at Monte Vista High School and I am looking forward to creating more change throughout my community!
Hello! I'm Drishti, I'm a junior at Dougherty Valley High School and this is my first 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! During quarantine, I also took the initiative and helped distribute PPE supplies for any hospitals and shelters in need. 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!
Risha is a Sophomore at Monte Vista High School, and she loves community service! She has been an avid volunteer since she was in 5th grade, and she finds joy in helping out within her community; it is her favorite thing to do. Apart from volunteering, Risha is also a member of Speech and Debate. This year she is competing in both Congress and Advocacy. She enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, you can find her watching t.v. or sleeping because she loves both!
Right now, I'm a sophomore, and I have been a DYC member since 8th grade. Along with helping my community through DYC, I love playing sports and hanging out with my friends.
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.
Hello, I am Annette! I am 14 years old. I have been a DYC member for two 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 7 years. I spend most of my time watching Youtube and writing.
Hey there! I'm Cameron, a first-year DYC member and a Junior at De La Salle High School. Outside of school, I run a nonprofit called MealMatch, in which we are developing a mobile application to connect people in need of food to organizations, restaurants, and individuals who can provide free of charge. In addition, I lead the West Coast in youth advocacy for the American Cancer Society and I am also an avid cancer researcher, specifically in the realm of gene therapy and synthetic biology. Ultimately, I love helping my community any way I can and enjoy challenging myself!
Charlie is a current Junior at MVHS. When he's not sitting in Zoom calls, he enjoys being an avid member of the debate team, where he strengthens his critical thinking and warranting skills. To give his brain a rest after a long day, Charlie can be found winding down by playing FIFA 21, watching travel videos, or sports documentaries (he recently finished The Last Dance). He's been on the DYC since the end of his freshman year and is excited to embark on new and exciting projects this year.