Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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First Session of Torres's Youth Advisory Committee Concludes, 2017 Applications Now Accepted

November 23, 2016
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA - Rep.  Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) concluded the innaugural class of her congressional Youth Advisory Commitee and announced the opening of the application process of next year's committee. 

"I was consistently impressed and inspired by our first group of participants in the YAC program and can't wait to welcome our next group," said Torres. "These young future leaders were intellectually curious, insightful, and shared a strong commitment to making our community a better place. I hope they learned as much from the program as I learned from them."

The Youth Advisory Committee provides local high school students with a unique opportunity to acquire leadership skills in a professional environment with a focus on helping students learn about the industries that are crucial to the 35th District's economy. Over the course of several months, students took part in a series of session with local officials from a wide range of fields, participated in site visits, and attended local congressional events.  At the final meeting, each student presented a research project on legislation pending before Congress that is important to them and engaged in a frank discussion with Torres about those issues. 

"This was a great overall experience," said America Chavez, a student at Chaffey High School. "The most important thing I will take away from participating in YAC is the impact I can make on my community and how important my voice is."

Applications are now open for the next Youth Advisory Committee with is set to begin in late January 2017. The application and additional details can be found here: The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017 by 5pm.