Metro is creating its first Youth Council with the goal of developing the capacity of young people to engage with and participate in Metro’s plans, projects, programs and initiatives. The Youth Council is built upon the following objectives:

  • Listen to the concerns and hopes of young people and future riders

  • Learn – Receive new ideas and perspectives about issues Metro may face

  • Engage future community leaders and increase youth’s awareness of Metro

  • Empower – Provide space for youth leaders to share their voices in transportation decision-making

  • Ridership – Create life-long riders
A young person sitting on the train and looking out of the window.

Membership Requirements

  • Live in Los Angeles County and be between 14-17 years old

Membership Benefits

  • Civic Engagement and Leadership Development

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Mentorship and Networking

  • Attend and Participate in Metro Events and Activities

  • End of Year Stipend

Members' Expectations

  • Commit to a one-year term from January-December 2022

  • Attend monthly meetings held every 3rd Monday of the month at 6pm via Zoom.
    • First Meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6pm via Zoom.

    • Mandatory Metro Training on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10am at Metro Headquarters in Los Angeles Union Station in Downtown LA.

  • Public outreach to engage other youth

  • Participate in meaningful dialogue with Metro’s leadership on projects, programs and initiatives

Join Metro Youth Council

The application deadline has passed.*

*A Signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form required upon joining the Metro Youth Council.

Learn More

Watch a virtual informational session to learn more about Metro Youth Council.

For questions, email or call 213.922.2852.