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Youth Committee

The primary objective of the WDB Youth Council is to increase the number of high school students, with emphasis on at-risk youth and those from low-income communities, who graduate prepared for postsecondary vocational training, further education, and/or a career.

For more information about the Youth Council, read the full charter here.


  • Work with partners to develop systems that effectively engage employers in career development and work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults to learn about, explore, and prepare for careers
  • Strengthen collaborations between the local workforce system and other programs and systems that seek to help youth with significant barriers to employment
  • Develop and implement strategies to direct Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other resources to serve youth and young adults most in need and support their success
  • Collaborate with and support career-focused strategies at high schools and community colleges, particularly those  aligned with WDB priority industries
  • Work with partners to increase opportunities for high school graduates and disconnected youth to transition into postsecondary education and careers
  • Work with Community Colleges, Apprenticeship Programs, Trade Schools and others to offer more opportunities for disconnected youth to achieve success
The Youth Council generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 300 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.

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