Danville Youth Council

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Welcome to the Danville Youth Council

The mission of the Danville Youth Council (DYC) is to provide Middle and High School students the opportunity to represent the interests of their peers in the Danville area.

The DYC will be made up of members striving to improve their community. Sub-committees are established to complete the goals of the councils.

Check out the highlights and accomplishments from the 2022/2023 DYC

Upcoming Events

Danville's Amazing Race

Amzing Race 2024It’s a race around Downtown Danville with a team of your fastest friends! Teens in sixth through twelfth grade can sign up a team of four people for an Amazing Race scavenger hunt through Downtown Danville. Participants will receive clues at different locations around town that prompt them to finish challenges in order to receive their next clue. Challenges include blindfold frosting, improv skits, pop quizzes, and more. The team with the most points will win the grand prize.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m.
Register for Activity # 34909

For more information about future Amazing Races, contact Program Supervisor, Youth & Teens, Lindsay Rowan at (925) 314-3403 or lrowan@danville.ca.gov.

Become a Danville Youth Council Member!


2024/ 2025 School Year

Applications Open: Friday, March 29 at 8 a.m. 
Applications Close: Friday, April 12 at 5 p.m.
Check back for the application link on March 29 at 8 a.m.

Any San Ramon, Danville, or Alamo resident currently enrolled in Middle and High school is eligible to be a member of the Danville Youth Council. We are looking for people who are:

  • Creative, Dedicated, Enthusiastic, Outgoing and Responsible 

Benefits

  • Meet new people and interact with teens from around the valley
  • Get involved with the community 
  • Develop important life skills 
  • Participate in team-building events

Member Duties

  • Create an atmosphere where teens feel safe and comfortable to express themselves and their ideas
  • Encourage the development of community awareness for middle school and high school issues
  • Promote interaction between the schools in Danville
  • Act as an advocate for teens in the community
  • Create programs and special events that will benefit the youth & teen community
  • Volunteer and donate time and resources to those in need and to the Town of Danville
  • Study problems, activities, and concerns of youth & teens, especially as they relate to programs of the Town of Danville

Meetings

  • 2023/2024 Meeting Dates: Second Monday of the Month
    September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 9 (Tuesday), February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13
  • Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Town Offices, Community Meeting Room
                    500 La Gonda Way, Danville

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Zooming Across Generations

Check out the Zooming Across Generations program! Danville Youth Council members, made up of engaging and creative middle school and high school students, had the chance to interview some local, inspiring seniors. Listen to the special guests explain how their careers evolved and what hobbies they have that continue to impact their lives today.

Meet our Danville Youth Council!

Allyson DYC 2023Allyson

Hello! My name is Allyson, and this is my first year on the DYC. I am a sophomore at Monte Vista High School, where I play the flute and piccolo in the Wind Ensemble. When I'm not in school, I love to dance; I take ballet, contemporary, and Dance for Parkinson's classes. Giving back to the community is also something I enjoy and I am looking forward to working with the other DYC members and getting involved in the upcoming events! 

AmeliaAmelia

Hello! My name is Amelia. This is my fifth year on the DYC. Currently, I attend Monte Vista High School. I am a board member for Monte Vista's UNICEF Club, participate in Theatre Productions, and involved in town government. When I am not doing any of these things, you can find me with my noise in a book or sending time with my family and friends. 

AnnetteAnnette

Hello, I am Annette! I have been a DYC member for four years now. I don't like talking much about myself, but here are some facts about me: I play tennis and I have been playing for 10 years. I spend most of my time watching Youtube and writing.

Ava 2023Ava

Hello, I'm Ava! I'm currently a senior at San Ramon Valley High School and this is my third year on the DYC. I have loved being a part of the Danville Youth Council and enjoy our work in bettering our community. I have made so many friends here and can't wait to make more. When I'm not doing schoolwork, you can find me reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family, or taking care of my foster kittens. I can't wait to see what good changes we can bring to Danville this year.

Claire DYC 2023Claire

Hi, I'm Claire and this is my first year on the DYC. I'm currently a freshman at Monte Vista High School and I am so excited to be a part of this council! At MVHS, I am a member of both the speech and debate and volleyball teams. Outside of school, i spend my time reading and traveling with my family. I've been to various countries, rich in culture and histroy, and have learned a great deal from those experiences. I am passionate about giving back to this community and I can't wait to it with the DYC!

Collin DYC 2023Collin

Hi, I'm Collin! I am currently an 8th grader at Diablo Vista Middle School, and this is my first year on the DYC. I am excited to serve on the council and hope to involve more middle schoolers in the Danville Community. I also look forward to planning and volunteering at DYC events! In my free time, I enjoy playing piano and water polo. I'm looking forward to a great year on the DYC!

Diya DYC 2023Diya

Hi, my name is Diya and this is my first year on the DYC!  I am a junior at Monte Vista High School. I am super excited to be part of the DYC, and to participate in the many events like the culture fair. In my free time, I love reading, writing, baking, art, and speech and debate.

Dylan C DYC 2023Dylan C.

Hi! I am an eighth grader at the Dorris-Eaton School and a new member of DYC. At my school, I am part of the student council and participate on the debate team. Outside of school, I've been playing tennis and guitar for the past 5 years. I enjoy reading fantasy fiction and Greek mythology books. I also recently started playing chess and volleyball and loving both activities. I am looking forward to being part of the DYC team and can't wait to meet new people from other local schools.

DylanDylan R.

Hi, I'm Dylan! Currently, I'm a junior at Monte Vista High School and this is my second year on the DYC.  I am extremely excited about this opportunity, and can't wait to enhance youth engagement within our town! At Monte Vista, I am an active member of the Leadership class, serving as a class officer.  Additionally, I am proud to be Filipino-American and have made it a personal goal of mine to help spread the warmth and beauty of my culture. Outside of school, I have played basketball for many years and tried out a new sport last school year-pole vaulting!I look forward to seeing what this year brings for the DYC and can't wait to embark upon this new and fulfilling journey!

Elizabeth TakElizabeth

Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am a current senior at Monet Vista. This is my second year on the DYC and I'm so excited! I love the DYC because we are extremely active in our community, helping out with different fun events. It's so great getting to know different people from our district too! In my spare time, I love to play tennis, watch Netflix, and read a good mystery novel!

Hajra DYC 2023Hajra

Hi! My name is Hajra and I'm a sophomore at Monte Vista High School. Some of my hobbies include swimming, listening to music, baking, painting, and spending time with friends and family. My current favorite subject in school is English and I have one older brother. I am Pakistani-American and can speak around 5 languages. I am looking forward to being a part of the DYC this year and can't wait to help on more fund events for the community!

Jacob DYC 2023Jacob

Hi, my name is Jacob. I am an eighth grader at Charlotte Wood Middle School and this will be my first year on the DYC. My favorite subjects in school are Science, Spanish, and Band where I play alto sax. Apart from school activities, I enjoy playing soccer and am an active participant in my Boy Scout Troop. I also love spending time with my family. One of favorite places to visit is Lake Tahoe. I look forward to participating in the DYC events and hope to contribute to helping youth in my community.

KaylanKaylan

Hi! I'm Kaylan, and this is my second year with the DYC. I am a sophomore at Carondelet and I love to play lacrosse and soccer. I am so excited to help the Danville Community through the town's many events, and I look forward to participating in many of them. Playing piano helps me relax at the end of the day, and I enjoy reading, baking, and watching movies!

MadeleineMadeleine

Madeleine is an sophomore at San Ramon Valley High School, which she represents for the Danville Youth Council. She is passionate about giving back to her community and greatly enjoys expressing that aspect of herself at the DYC. She has started multiple tutoring initiatives, most recently a free writing program for elementary- aged students. In her free time, she is an avid tennis player and writer. She is looking forward to serving on the DYC and is grateful to have the platform to represent the teens and youth in the community.

MatthieuMatthieu

Matthieu has worked with the DYC for the last few years and is always ready to take the initiative in his community. He is an avid learner, attending San Ramon Valley. Other than his schoolwork, Matthieu spends his time playing tennis competitively with family and friends. In addition to taking Spanish classes at school, he was born in France, having grown up learning both French and English. At school, Matthieu is a member of both the Pledge to Humanity and the California Scholarship Federation, two similar volunteering organizations. He is excited to see what he will accomplish with the DYC and looking forward to helping others around him.

MiaMia

Hi, my name is Mia and this is my second year on the Danville Youth Council! I am a Junior at Monte Vista High School and I look forward to getting to participate in all of the fun events that DYC puts on this year! I am also looking forward to getting to meet new people and make some new friends. I love to read and write, and theater. My family travels a lot and I like getting to learn about different cultures and see new places. I’m so excited to be a part of the DYC this year, and I hope I can help create and support some great initiatives to help our community!


Mishel DYC 2023Mishel

Hi, I’m Mishel and I’m currently an 8th grader at Stone Valley Middle School! I love writing, drawing, and dancing. This is my first year being a DYC member and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community! I am actively involved in different advisory boards and councils in the school district and Danville Library. These experiences have enabled me to work with people of all ages and different backgrounds. This has allowed me to grow passionate about helping others and getting involved with my community. I can’t wait to work with DYC to continue to make the community an even better place!

Naina DYC 2023Naina

Hello! My name is Naina and I am a freshmen at Monte Vista. This is my first year on the DYC and I have been loving it so far. It really allows me to connect with other students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and have a meaningful impact on our community. In my free time I enjoy running, going on hikes, and baking.  

NeilNeil

Hi, I'm Neil. I'm a Sophomore at Monte Vista High School and this is my second year on the Danville Youth Council. I love to read science fiction, write personal narratives, and code in my free time. I compete in math and speech competitions, and also enjoy playing tennis, and jamming on my guitar. I'm looking forward to serving as a DYC member, and can't wait to work with the rest of the team.

OliviaOlivia

This is my second year as a DYC member. In my free time, I enjoy sewing. During the summer I was able to work with a shop in Blackhawk to sell the masks that I sewed. Recently, we held a week-long charity event, where we sold Breast Cancer Awareness Month inspired masks and donated the profits to a Breast Cancer Awareness charity. 

SidneySidney

Hello! My name is Sidney and I am currently an ninth-grader at San Ramon Valley High School. Beyond school, I love being on my studio's dance team, going on bike rides with my family, and exploring graphic design. My ambitions are to either become an educator or an interior designer when I grow up. This is my second year as a DYC member and I am so excited to support our community! This year, I hope to incorporate my passion for teaching and graphic design into the DYC. I am looking forward to becoming a better leader and person through the DYC!

Soha DYC 2023Soha

Hi, my name is Soha. I'm a freshman at San Ramon Valley High. Outside of school, I enjoy playing basketball, hanging out with friends, painting volunteering, baking, and being outdoors. This is my first year on DYC, and I'm super excited to be a part of all the events we plan. My favorite subject at school is Leadership because I love planning events that bring together the community or schools. I am super excited to be part of DYC so I can help the community. Looking forward to a great year!

SoniaSonia

Hi! I’m Sonia, and this is my second year on the DYC. I’m a sophomore at Monte Vista High School, where I’m involved in speech and debate, choir, and California Scholarship Federation, as well as being the vice-president of the self-defense club. Outside of school, I play the piano and sing. I love giving back to the community, and I’ve done so in multiple ways, including establishing a Youth Poet Laureate position for Danville high schoolers who enjoy writing. I’m looking forward to being a DYC member this year! 

Yahya DYC 2023Yahya

Hello, I'm Yahya! I am a junior at Monte Vista High School and this is my first year on the DYC. I love computers and playing sports. I look forward to planning and participating in events for the youth. I'm so excited for his year and what the future holds!

Zara DYC 2023Zara 

Hi! My name is Zara and I am a sophomore at Monte Vista High School. I am a competitive swimmer who loves watching Netflix and writing in my free time. My passion lies in giving back to people, whether in Danville or around the world, as last year I pursued this by spending time helping underprivileged children in several countries. This year, my goal is to extend my reach as a speaker, volunteer, and teacher to more countries internationally and better help the organizations I love being a part of, starting with the DYC! I look forward to meeting new people and having the honor to represent teens and help out in our very own community, and I'm so exited to be part of the DYC this year.