Oakland Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC)

The Oakland Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC), empowers Oakland youth with leadership training and civic engagement opportunities and provides a platform for young people to enter the public arena and tackle important youth issues related to education, employment, public safety, the environment and health.

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The Oakland Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC) seeks to improve the lives all of young people in Oakland and strives to represent the youth voice by advocating for the needs of our peers across the city. We believe that young people know what's best for young people and as a unified voice, with the support of Adult Allies, we can and will be heard! We believe that participating in civic engagement at the local level is one of the surest pathways to influence positive lasting change in our community and we are committed to identifying and providing opportunities for youth to better understand and engage in local government.

Contact Us

Map location for Oakland Youth Advisory Commission (OYAC), located at City Hall in Oakland, CA 94612
City Hall
Hearing Room 3
Oakland, CA 94612

Youth are invited to attend all Commission meetings.

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Business Hours

We meet as a full Commission from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month.

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