The City of Palo Alto’s Recreation Division recognizes the importance of creating a positive, safe environment where teens can develop life skills and grow as individuals. Representing the City of Palo Alto, Teen Leadership brings teen voices into various facets of Palo Alto. Leadership opportunities through Palo Alto Youth Council and Teen Advisory Board are offered to high school students who wish to bring their passion, commitment, and creativity into serving the needs of the teen community.
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of dedicated high school students in Palo Alto who want to plan and lead events for students in Palo Alto. TAB members serve for one school year and meet weekly at the Mitchell Park Community Center. The Palo Alto Teen Advisory board focuses on further enhancing the community by serving as links between teens and all others, and by developing ideas, implementing programs and encouraging teen involvement.
The Palo Alto Youth Council (PAYC) is a collaborative of Palo Alto high school students committed to servicing the needs of the teen community by serving as a voice toward change and action. PAYC keeps cognizant of issues relevant to the teen community and works to develop creative and engaging ways to raise awareness and resolve.