Located in California, the El Dorado County Youth Commission is a group of dedicated high school students who have volunteered to represent the voice of our youth. We strive to improve the health, happiness and collaboration of the youth while solving the issues and difficulties that they face today.
The El Dorado County Youth Commission (YC) helps identify the needs of our county’s youth and communicates those needs to our local representatives. The Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) co-sponsor the YC, which develops and expresses the opinions, ideas, and visions of youth in our county. Students on the YC participate as a youth government and gain an enriching leadership experience. The YC is always looking for ways to help youth implement projects and ideas that will benefit the community.
Meet Your Commissioners
Get to Know our 2021/2022 Youth Commissioners
Lauryn is a junior at Oak Ridge High School and is excited to be a part of the Youth Commission for her third year. At Oak Ridge, she serves as Junior class Vice President and competes in Speech and Debate and Science Olympiad. As an advocate for youth mental health and tobacco usage prevention, she looks forward to positively impacting the community.
Zofia is a sophomore at Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School. This is her second year on the commission, she enjoyed her previous year and can’t wait to see what this year brings. She is excited to represent the youth in El Dorado County and make a difference. She also spends her time playing sports, painting, listening to music, and reading.
Emilia is a junior at El Dorado High School. She is excited for the opportunity to be a voice for the youth of El Dorado County. She also appreciates the opportunity to practice leadership and other skills essential for college and beyond.
Kara is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School and this is her first year on Youth Commission. She is an officer of multiple clubs at her school and can’t wait to help make a difference with the Youth Commission. She also enjoys being the social event planner for the Oak Ridge Dance Team and a member of the El Dorado Hills Promise Foundation Board.
Mahee is a junior at Oak Ridge High School. She is so grateful for this opportunity to be a voice for the youth in El Dorado County, especially for those who struggle with mental health. Some of her favorite hobbies include volunteering with Hands4Hope, competing in speech-and-debate, and listening to Harry Styles.
Lucas is a senior at El Dorado High School. This is his second year serving on the Commission. He is excited to actively learn with the workgroup to provide assistance to the youth in our community.
Grace is a senior at Ponderosa High School. This is her third year on Youth Commission and she’s excited to make a difference for youth in her community. She’s especially interested in creating mental health solutions for students in the district. In her free time, she enjoys reading and participates in theater and cheerleading at Ponderosa.
Macy is a second year Commissioner and a senior at El Dorado High School. She has been dancing for eleven years and now helps lead dance classes at her studio. As a co-editor of her school yearbook and a member of the Academic Decathlon team, she likes to keep learning new things and be connected with others.
Wrenna Potter is a junior at El Dorado High School and is thrilled for her first year serving on the Youth Commission. She is very passionate about creating solutions to the issues impacting youth in her community, especially mental health. Some of her favorite hobbies include participating in theater, making jewelry, exploring the outdoors, and golfing.
Avery is a sophomore at Charter University Prep who is excited to help promote wellness and connection throughout our community. She is a passionate dancer, and is looking forward to making positive changes to benefit the wellness of the El Dorado County Youth. This is her second year on the Youth Commission.
Sophia is a sophomore at Oak Ridge High School. This is her first year on the Youth Commission and she is very excited to make a difference in the community. She enjoys helping the community through clubs like Interact and UNICEF, and she is a part of Trojan Pride Sports Marketing at Oak Ridge and enjoys being a videographer for her school’s athletics.