YAC is a youth run organization that strives to eliminate the stigma that volunteering is uninteresting by promoting community involvement and civic engagement in teens across Loudoun County. By incorporating members' unique talents, we organize opportunities and youth events such as Step Up, Battle of the Bands, YouthFest and policy focused action meetings.
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) consists of Loudoun County high school students. Students are accepted into the program each summer and meet throughout the academic year to plan youth events for their peers, develop leadership skills and get involved with community service events throughout the county.
Yac board members 2017-2018
Aria Gupta is a senior at John Champe High School. She has been a part of the Youth Advisory Council for three years; In the past, she was involved with the Special Events committee and then held her position as Vice President for the next two years. Over the years, YAC has allowed her to explore amazing opportunities in the community from volunteering at events to being a part of Forward Turn. Aside from YAC, she enjoys dancing and is very passionate about her STEM program that empowers young girls. Aria is eager for another exciting year to make a lasting impact in Loudoun County!
Alice (Seohyun) Kang is a diligent senior at Stone Bridge High School, and this is her third year in YAC. She joined YAC since sophomore year starting as a member of Special Events Committee. Since then, she has been the secretary of YAC for two years. YAC is an amazing opportunity because it gives her the chance to give back to her community by planning events to bring teens together and it allows her to meet new, wonderful people. She is very involved in her school in that she is in Red Cross Club, GEMS, Artist Orchestra, National Honor Society, and various other extracurricular activities. Lastly, she can't wait to help make this year the best year!
Candy enjoys being passionate in every task that is handed to her because she thinks everything deserves to be completed the best it can. She tends to fall a little on the shy range, however, it does not take long to discover her optimistic and bubbly personality. She is a naive person, so she tends to think more positively and ignore the negatives. Candy is looking forward to working with the YAC board and chairs to give YAC another strong year, and she cannot wait to meet all the inspiring people/organizations that are going to be presented to YAC. Candy will try her best to be present at events to meet all the teens she has not, and she cannot wait to spend the year smiling as she does.
Lesley Angeles is currently a junior at Stone Bridge HS and participates in extracurricular activities like Youth Advisory Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Medical Club, American Red Cross, Meals That Heal, and Key Club. This is her second year in YAC and her first year as Vice President. She really enjoys being involved in the community and giving back to her community to provide a more safe and fun environment for the youth in the community.