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Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California


Youth Advisory Committee

The Program

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is envisioned to provide high school students with a unique opportunity to acquire leadership skills in a professional environment.  The program will focus on aiding students to learn about the industries that are imperative to our local economy with an education-based experience to inspire our future leaders.


Composed of six (6) monthly informative sessions and six (6) tours, the program exposes students to the major industries within the 35th Congressional District.  Students will learn about transportation challenges, trade, education, law enforcement, health care, government and the legislative process. The program will begin in January and conclude in June. Sessions will be held on the third Tuesday and tours on the third Thursday of every month from 4:30-6:30pm. 


Who can apply?

Interested high school students residing in the 35th Congressional District may apply. (Bloomington, Chino, Ontario, Montclair, Pomona, and southern portions of Fontana and Rialto)

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How to apply?

Applications may be submitted starting Friday, September 1, 2017. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis until slots are filled. All applications are due by Friday, December 8, 2017

Application form can be downloaded by clicking HERE

Submit a completed application form, a copy of school transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and a personal statement of 250 words double spaced. Students may submit their completed application packet by email, mail, fax, or may personally deliver it to Congresswoman Norma Torres’ District Office:


To email application materials:
To mail or drop off application materials:
3200 Inland Empire Blvd. Ste. 200B
Ontario, CA 91764


To obtain an application packet and information regarding the Youth Advisory Committee, please contact Sol Guerra at Congresswoman Norma Torres District Office at 909-481-6474 or