Manhattan Beach Mayor's Youth CouncilThe Manhattan Beach Mayor’s Youth Council is a city-sponsored professional development program for high school students who live or attend high school in the city of Manhattan Beach.

The mission of MB-MYC is to expose young adults to a variety of careers and professions, and to inspire student to purse their interests. Each monthly workshop focuses on a different career arena and includes guest speakers who share their professional and personal journeys, lend sage advice and share words of wisdom.

Career topics continue to expand and include law, heath and medical, arts and entertainment, architecture, engineering and design, civic & public service, non-profit service, media & news, technology, entrepreneurship & start-up, and more.


Digital Media and Marketing

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
5:00 – 7:30 pm


WPromote is located at 2100 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo, CA

Directions and parking information will be emailed soon.

Our two speakers will be:

Michael Mothner is the Founder & CEO of Wpromote, the largest independent digital marketing agency in the US, helping clients Think Like A Challenger to accelerate growth and scale profitably. In 2001, Michael founded Wpromote out of his dorm room at Dartmouth College. The company is now one of the fastest growing and widely recognized online marketing firms in the country, with 350 employees across 8 offices. Michael led Wpromote through several acquisitions from 2016-2017 and a recent minority investment from Shamrock Capital. A thought leader in the online community, he is a frequent speaker and contributor on digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and the profit-driven marketing approach.

Marissa Allen joined Wpromote in 2008 to bring her expertise as an Ecommerce and paid media guru to the table and challenge Wpromote clients to succeed. After spending several years on accelerated account development, Marissa stepped up to establish Wpromote’s Strategy team, where she drives omni-channel strategic growth through a strong belief in the full funnel approach. As a business and relationship activator, Marissa loves cultivating lifelong client relationships and building brand advocacy as an outsourced CMO and C-suite consultant.


2018-2019 Workshops and Events


Sept. 5 Wednesday New Student Orientation Workshop
Oct. 3 Wednesday Innovative Systems & Technology
Nov. 7 Wednesday Digital Media & Marketing Workshop
Dec. 5 Wednesday Cybersecurity
Jan. 16 Wednesday Law & Legal Workshop
Feb. 6 Wednesday Entrepreneurial Workshop
March 6 Wednesday Medicine
April 17 Wednesday Mock City Council & Government

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The Mayor’s Youth Council Mission:

  • Engage students with leaders in private, public and philanthropic career arenas;
  • Share the wisdom, ways and diversity of leadership;
  • Stimulate and feed curiosity and creativity; and
  • Cultivate interest in civic stewardship.

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