Youth Program - OCTA Teen Council

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  • OCTA Teen Council

  • The OCTA Teen Council offers high school students an opportunity to learn about transportation-related projects. Members focus on building leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.

  • What is the OCTA Teen Council?

    The OCTA Teen Council consists of Orange County high school students who have applied and been selected to serve as a member on the council for a one year term. Throughout the year, Teen Council members will engage in transportation-related discussions and projects with OCTA staff and their peers. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to:

    • Share insights on emerging trends
    • Build leadership and teamwork skills
    • Enhance critical thinking and communications skills
    • Engage in discussions, exchange ideas, and take part in projects
    • Enhance their professional development and leadership skills
    • Participate in community service

    Making a Difference Today

    The Teen Council holds monthly meetings, and members will be introduced to OCTA projects covering diverse subjects that affect transportation decisions in Orange County. These include land use, environmental equity and impact, transportation planning, funding, legislation, marketing, ridesharing and transit modes. Students also will have the opportunity to take part in workshops that will help them with professional development.

    How to Apply

    Application to serve on the OCTA Teen Council is competitive and takes place once a year. OCTA is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The application deadline has been extended. Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2019. Sending instructions are included in the application

    Time spent on the Teen Council may count towards community service hours depending on the individual school’s or organization’s requirements.

    Participation on the Teen Council adds a great highlight to students' college applications and resumes!

    For further information, contact Christina Pirruccello by email at, or by phone at (714) 560-5766.

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