Hayward Youth Commission

The Hayward Youth Commission at Work:

The Hayward Youth Commission (HYC) advises the Mayor and City Council, and the elected boards of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) and Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) about issues that affect young people in the Hayward community.

Members may also work on a number of projects and activities throughout the year, e.g., identifying youth needs, organizing youth speak outs and conferences, etc. The board consists of 21 voting members and 9 alternate members. The Hayward Youth Commission meets monthly on the 1st & 3rd Monday at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held via Zoom Webinar (access info provided on agenda).

Applications are now being accepted from students interested in serving on the Hayward Youth Commission

To qualify, students must be between 13 and 20 years old at the time of appointment and live in the City of Hayward or within the boundaries of the Hayward Unified School District.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, May 20, 2022. Applicants will be notified by e-mail when interview times are confirmed. Interviews are one day only and are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Apply to be a Youth Commissioner

* If applicant is under 18 years of age, consent from a parent or legal guardian is required. Please submit the following hard copy documentation to the City Clerk's Office: HYC Parent Agreement and Contact Information Form

2022 Hayward Youth Conference:

Hayward Youth Commission logo with the text: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

The Hayward Youth Commission cordially invites you to the 2022 Hayward Youth Conference -  Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.  

The goal of the conference is to bring youth from Hayward together to learn about issues that impact them, and ways they can take an active role in making changes in their community and City to improve outcomes for young people.

The conference will take place Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. This will be a virtual event with guest speakers, performances, and prizes.

Conference Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - Welcome and Opening - City Leaders, Performances
  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM - Session 1 Workshops - Four Concurrent Workshops
  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM - Session 2 Workshops - Four Concurrent Workshops
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Closing and Drawings - Student Leaders, Performances

Workshop Topics will include:

  1. Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion
  2. The Environment  
  3. Health & Wellness 
  4. Financial Literacy

Register for the Conference Today

 

Vacancies:
  • 3 Current Vacancies
  • 0 Terms Expired
Size:
32 Members
 
 
Term Length:
2 years
 
 
Term Limit:
0
 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be between 13 and 20 years of age at time of appointment and live within the Hayward city limits or within the boundaries of the Hayward Unified School District.

 

Contact Name:

Ivan Padilla

 

Contact Email:

ivan.padilla@hayward-ca.gov

 

Contact Phone:

(510) 583-5382

 

Council Liaison:

Council Member Francisco Zermeño

 

Meeting Schedule Agendas and Reports

Member Name

Current Term

Position 

Appointing Authority

Myldret Vazquez-BejarJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022CommissionerCity Council
Gabriel VillagomezJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Diego BarcenasJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Khalil CanlasJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Angelina De DiosJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council 
Gabriel MalikJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Alicia SaenzJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Anaya SureshJun.15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Lizbeth MartinezJun. 15, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2022Alternate MemberCity Council
Savonnah WongJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Jema ReyesJun. 15, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Isabelle MilanesJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Samiksha LinganJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Athena HerreraJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Rachel FryerJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Dulce Rivera FloresJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Phylis EssandohJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Sharana SabesanJun. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Vanna VanJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Sruthy SabesanJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Pooja RathaurJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
James MiraJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Anna Vi TranJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Joshua LinaresJan. 15, 2019 to  Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council 
Alessandra EirasJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Arianna MendozaJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council
Ivan Benedikt ArroyoJun. 18, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2023Alternate MemberCity Council
Sophia AraujoSep. 21, 2021 to Jun. 30, 2023Alternate MemberCity Council
Harnoor GillJun. 19, 2018 to Sep. 30, 2023CommissionerCity Council