Oro Valley Youth Advisory Council

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The Oro Valley Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a diverse group of youth advocates from several high schools in Oro Valley: Ironwood Ridge High School, Canyon del Oro High School, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Immaculate Heart High School and BASIS Oro Valley High School.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop the voices of Oro Valley’s youth and channel our passions to enhance our community. Every year we continue to bridge the gaps in our community, create and participate in public service projects, and serve as a voice for youth in the Oro Valley town government. 



To Apply

To Apply

Step 1.Visit

the Oro Valley Youth Advisory Council webpage: https://www.orovalleyyouth.com/

Step 2.Click

on “About YAC” to display the drop down menu and select "APPLY"

Step 3.Applications are reviewed during the spring and contact for interviews are made in mid-April for May interviews.

Membership Criteria

Applicants must be full-time students who will be attending a high school or home school program within the town boundaries of Oro Valley and who will be in grades 9-12 during the fall semester. Applicants may also live within Oro Valley town limits too, and attend a high school outside of Oro Valley town boundaries.

Monthly Commitments include…

  • YAC members must attend two (2) meetings per month between the months of August and May (meetings are approximately 1.5 hours). Meeting are currently held on Monday nights starting at 7 p.m.
  • YAC members are expected to put in approximately three (3) volunteer hours per month, in addition to the meetings to work towards achieving the groups mission.
  • Actively participate in group activities and scheduled events.