Youth Action Council (YAC)

The Youth Action Council (YAC) is a group of teen developmental asset leaders from ages 13 to 19 that give a voice to teens in the community by building assets 1 teen at a time.

The purpose of YAC is to serve as the prominent voice representing the youth in our community. YAC helps the teens of Morgan Hill recognize that they are valued and appreciated as a part of the community (Asset #7: Community Values Youth - young person perceives that adults in the community value youth). As a group of dedicated teenagers, YAC will communicate the desires of teens and create programs and special events where teens can cultivate Developmental Assets through building a bond with other teens and members of the community.

Become a YAC Member

All students interested in becoming YAC Members must first complete the Youth Leadership Morgan Hill program. You will need to apply to Youth Leadership Morgan Hill (YLMH) in July. The application packet will be available in May every year. Completed packet needs to be submitted at the time of the registration. You can register at any of our recreation facilities (Centennial Recreation Center, Community and Cultural Center and Aquatics Center) before the first day of the program.

2018 YLMH Registration Packet
Financial Assistance Form (must be submitted to Chiquy Mejia at the Centennial Recreation Center)
Sample Program for the Week

YAC Applications will be handed out to the YLMH students on the 2nd day of the program. The YAC application must be submitted on the last day of YLMH in order to receive an appointment for an interview. YAC interviews take place on the 1st Tuesday after completion of the YLMH program. Selected YAC Members will serve a 2 year term (1 year if you are a senior in high school). Terms start on August 1st of each year.

Senior Citizens Ball

YAC's main fundraiser each year is the Senior Citizens Ball. The 2018 event will be held on Saturday, March 24th. 

2018 Senior Ball Flyer

For more information about the Youth Action Council, contact the Centennial Recreation Center at 408-782-2128 or send an email to the YAC Advisor Chiquy Mejia. 


Check out our YAC video to learn more! 

Other videos created by YAC Members: YAC Members love the Morgan Hill Library