Youth Council

Orange County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council

The Orange County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council serves as an advocate for youth in the community. The Youth Council plays a central role in planning youth programs and activities, determining eligible youth employment and training providers, and providing oversight of employment and training programs and services.

Chair: Lauray Holland Leis

Youth Council Membership

As required by the Workforce Investment Act, the Youth Council includes representatives from:

  • Member of Orange County Workforce Investment Board (Educators, Employers, Human Services Representatives)
  • Representatives of youth service agencies including juvenile justice and local law enforcement
  • Representatives of local public housing authorities
  • Parents of eligible youth seeking assistance under this subtitle
  • Individuals, including former participants, and representatives of organizations, that have experience relating to youth activities
  • Job Corps Representative
  • Labor Representative
  • Youth Representative

Roles of the Youth Council

  • Coordinate youth activities and services
  • Approve criteria for the Request For Proposal (RFP) process
  • Recommend eligible youth service providers and funding allocations
  • Conduct oversight of programs and services
  • Carry out other duties as authorized by the Chair of the OCWIB