Community Spotlight: Coastside Youth Council!

Pacific Coast TV highlights different events and organizations located in the coast side in order to bring awareness to local issues and ideas.

The Coastside Youth Council (CYC), a program through the Youth Leadership Institute, is a group of youth leaders in Half Moon Bay between the ages of 15-20 who organize community activities for other youth.

One of their goals is to prevent underage drinking and to reduce the messages of alcohol in the Coastside area. They've researched local convenience stores in the area as well as the famous HMB Pumpkin Festival to bring awareness to underage drinking as well as alcoholism in their community.  They also advocate for smoke free communities, especially in housing for low income families.

They give students opportunities to become leaders in their community and gain experience that will help them apply to college and in all their future endeavors.

For youth interested in joining, they meet

every Friday from 4-6pm at the

Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

They also have paid internship opportunities. Please contact Montzerrat Garcia at mbedolla@yli.org or (714) 579-9070 for more information.

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) has been an innovative leader in the field of youth development for over 20 years, working in many capacities—from advocating for national policy change, to organizing on a community level. YLI has served San Mateo County in partnership with foundations, community organizations, and schools with a focus in building strong and healthy communities.

Check out their website at YLI.ORG

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