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 Youth Advisory Committee

 

Now accepting applications! Click here to apply!

 

About

 

The Youth Advisory Committee serves as the teen perspective on real life issues facing the City of Belmont. The YAC allows teens to work directly with adults while remaining focused on increasing civic engagement in Belmont. The YAC is for students who want to get involved in local government, socialize and debate hot topics, and who want to better prepare themselves for college and life beyond.  

 

Membership

 

Open to Belmont residents, ages 11-17. Approved applicants will be selected to a 2-year term of membership.

 

Commitment

 

The Youth Advisory Committee meets twice a month to discuss current events and plan future projects.

 

Supervision

 

The Youth Advisory Committee is coordinated by Recreation Specialist Jeffrey Giacoletto 650-637-2927.

 

Join us; Thursday, September 8th, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at the Barrett Community Center Room E for YAC info night!

 

 


 

Belmont Library

 

Programs for teens aged 12 - 18 are provided through a partnership with the Library.

The Teen Center is open at the Belmont Library Monday - Friday from 3 pm - 6:00 pm. Supervised by an adult, this area has tables, computers and youth are free to socialize and have light snacks.We also have a teen friendly computer lab and study rooms available for teens only between 3-5. Plus we have fun & free programs almost every day of the week! 

Mondays       Maker Mondays     3:30pm - Crafts, food, and music are created!
Tuesdays     
Teen Study Hall
    3:30pm -  Enjoy food tastings, crafts, jam sessions and tech programs in the Teen Center. 
Wednesdays
Teen Gaming
        3:30pm - Wii tournaments, trivia nights and movie fun!
Thursdays   
Special Events
       3:30pm - Throwback Thursdays in the Teen Center (2nd Thursday of the Month); TAG Meetings (3rd Thursday); Life Hacks: Life Skills Workshops for Teens (4th Thursday)

Plus Special Events such as Open Mic Nights, Battle of the Bands, Film Festivals, Art Contests and more. 

Check out Teen Librarian Kayla's Facebook Events Page and follow @_blteens_ on Instagram for the latest updates! Email her directly at figard@smcl.org

 


 

V.O.I.C.E.S

Volunteers Outreach Involvement Community Events & Services

Now accepting applications! Click here to apply! 

About

Are you a teen interested in helping your community? Join VOICES, a teen community service group of students from the Belmont/San Carlos area. We participate in several service projects throughout the school year all around the Bay Area. Join us for our upcoming “VOICES Rush events” on Monday, August 28 from 7-8 pm and Wednesday, September 7, from 3:30-4:30 at the Belmont Library.

Membership

Each fall, applicants are selected for the group to replace graduating seniors. VOICES accepts applications from students who are; freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the spring. Once applicants are accepted, they remain active in the group until they graduate high school.

Commitment

VOICES meets two Mondays a month to discuss and plan upcoming events and activities. Members can expect to participate in at least one volunteer activity per month. Events are usually scheduled during the weekends so as not to interfere with classes.

Supervision

VOICES is a Belmont Parks & Recreation Department Program. Supervision of the group is provided by Youth and Teen Recreation Specialist Jeffrey Giacoletto 650-637-2927 and Teen Librarian Kayla Marie Figard 650-591-8286 x233. 

 

Join us; Monday, August 29 from 7-8 pm and/or Wednesday, September 7 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Belmont Library for our VOICES Rush events!

 

 

2015/2016 Highlights

 September  California Coastal Clean Up - environmental work
 October  InnVision Shelter Network - free book donations
 November  Samaritan House of San Mateo County - food distribution for the holidays
 December  Digital Photo Making - converting photos to digital prints for seniors
 January  San Francisco YMCA - playing sports with people who face disabilities
 February  Father Daughter Dance - photo booth, corsage distribution, event support
 March  Cat and Dog Toy Making - make toys for animals in shelter
 April  Egg Adventure Hunt - preparation, youth activities and event support
 May   Belmont Library - end of the year awards dinner

 

Click to see photos from recent projects!

 

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