First Citywide Cohort of the LA City Youth Council

Posted on 08/16/2022
Youth Council

Introducing two outstanding emerging leaders from South LA,  Kimberly Carillo and KyMari Love, who will be serving on this year's LA City Youth Council!

During their time with the 30-member group, they will learn about the inner workings of local government, drive special community projects, civic events, make policy and budget recommendations to both elected and civic leaders of the City to improve the well-being, safety and achievement of young Angelenos.

With nearly one-third of the demographic of Los Angeles comprising over 1.3 million youth, far too often their voices are underrepresented in political decision-making. In an effort to bridge this gap, the Olivia E. Mitchell LA City Youth Council has established its first citywide cohort. 

The City’s Youth Development Department (YDD) and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) oversee the LA City Youth Council, which honors the legacy of a public servant and living icon, Olivia Mitchell, whose passion for mentoring young Angelenos and love for our City has inspired countless government and community leaders over several decades. If you or someone you know wants to make a difference with your community, learn more about the Youth Council by visiting: