By joining the SSF Youth Advisory Council, you will get the chance to learn about government, different opportunities (such as fellowships and internships), and meet new people who have the same goal as you!
Cheska Torres Ibasan
I joined the Youth Advisory Council so I can help out my young constituents in voicing out their concerns for the development of our community. As someone who strives to be an agent of change, it is very important to explore various platforms that intend to expand opportunities for civic duties to further improve and nurture sociopolitical relations that affect each one of us at large, and I believe that the Youth Advisory Council has permitted me to do so in a collaborative manner.
The Youth Advisory Council is a nice place to see the kids and young adults of South San Francisco. Personally, I didn’t know anyone outside of my elementary, middle, and high schools while growing up, so to see students from SSFHS, El Camino, Scared Heart, Skyline, etc. has let me know that we all share a love for our City no matter which school we attend(ed).
I joined the YAC because I have lived in South San Francisco all my life but have never gotten a chance to give back to the City. I think the Youth Advisory Council has been a good opportunity to see how the local government works as well as an opportunity to see how my peers take on leadership roles. It has just been a huge learning experience.
I decided to be part of the Youth Advisory Council because I strongly believe in the idea that youth should be an active part of the community. I encourage others to join so that they can also be part of this amazing program and work towards bettering the community.
I joined the Youth Advisory Council because I wanted to contribute to the voice of the youth in our community.
I joined because this gave me the chance to help my community. Also, because it can help me learn about what is going on in my City.
Hey South City! I was one of the co-founders of this YAC and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to help promote youth voices. I am also the 2018-2019 Human Rights Chair of the San Mateo County Youth Commission and the first chair of this YAC. I’m passionate about gardening, dancing (previously SSFCB), and reading. I’m also the youngest member of the SMC COM on the Status of Women. Modeling for causes such as sustainability in fashion is a hobby of mine. I currently attend the University of San Francisco. Although I’m active in my community, I firmly believe anyone can share their unique voice. We all have our own experiences others can learn from! Please join us!
Joining the SSF YAC was the best decision I ever could have made in regards to getting more involved in the SSF community. Whether you’re super involved or maybe want to get more involved, the SSF YAC has a role for everyone. For me personally, the reason behind the formation of the SSF YAC resonated with me the most – to give the SSF youth a voice in the local government.