Youth Leaders

Healthy RC Youth Leaders, started in 2011, give teens an active meaningful voice and empowers teens to represent their peers to take action and promote a healthier community. This unique program provides students with the leadership experience and local government knowledge to work on issues that matter to them. The Youth Leaders work on developing policies and initiatives to promote health living. Youth Leaders meet twice a month during the academic school year at City Hall. Applicants must be 12-17 (middle or high school) to apply. We encourage students who want to make an impact in their community to apply today!

Join Youth Leaders if you want to:

  • Work on issues that matter to youth
  • Promote healthy living
  • Work with City officials
  • Develop communication and leadership skills that will enhance your confidence and personal growth
  • Participate in trainings and conferences
  • Learn about local government
  • Represent Youth Leaders in local, regional, and national platforms
  • Build your resume and gain career experience
  • Have fun!

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Applications are now open . 

Application Process

1. Turn in applications including the “Written Evaluation Form”: August 17th by 6 p.m.

2. Applicant interviews: week of Monday August 28- September 13th 

3. Applicants notified if they are selected


We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Check back again next year in August 2024 for the next cycle of applications.

If applicant is selected

• Wednesday October 4th (4-5:30pm) is the 1st Meeting and Orientation.

• Ongoing sessions throughout the year and will take place twice a month- every other week -, every month through the end of June. Final Research Project Presentations to City Council will take place June 26th, 2024. Mandatory Meetings will be held at 10500 Civic Center Drive Rancho Cucamonga | City Hall.


Where do I turn in my application and “Written Response”?

To be considered for this program, you must complete this entire application online by August 17th 6 p.m.


Apply to Youth Leaders