Youth Leadership Council

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The YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL is a youth-driven advisory board for Oakland Public Library. Together, we help the library improve its service to young people, and promote library access and enjoyment among our city's diverse residents.

Why join? YLC members (ages 13-18) gain communication and public speaking skills, self-confidence, leadership experience, ins and outs of event planning, and friends! Directly interact with high level community leaders and participate in local and national functions. Eat! And much more. Check out some of the fun on Flickr.

How to Join

As of 2021, the Youth Leadership Council program is currently on hiatus. Applications will reopen soon.