2016-2017 Workshops

The Manhattan Beach Mayor’s Youth Council

City Council Workshop

Wednesday, April 5, 5:00 – 7:30pm
at Manhattan Beach City Council Chambers

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  • All students will be participating in this workshop and will be given a role.
  • Parents are invited to watch and attend the Recognition Ceremony and Party.
  • Recognition Ceremony and Party will take place across the parking lot at the MB Community Room in the Police/Fire Building.

Each student has been given a role in this simulation. Students will be divided up into two teams. Students on Team #1 will have a mayor, city council members, park and rec director, audience members etc.. Team #2 will have the the same plus a few members of staff.   “City Council members” will be sitting in the actual chairs and asking questions of staff, and the audience members will be speaking for and against a resolution to persuade council. Those assigned to “audience members pro and con” play a key role in our simulation as their opinions will sway the City Council.


Here is the timeline for the Workshop:

5:00 – 5:30 PM               Dinner/Review Roles                           All Students meet with the Mayor and other Key MB City Staff

 5:30 – 6:15 PM              Simulation Session #1                         MYC Team #1      All & Parents

 6:15 – 7:00 PM               Simulation Session #2                         MYC Team #2     All & Parents

7:00 – 7:30 PM               Mayor/City Council Recognition    Ceremony            All & Parents

 7:30 – 8:00 PM              Party                                                       All & Parents



2016-2017 Workshops & Events

September 12 Monday New Student Orientation Workshop
October 5 Wednesday Communications: Social Media & Marketing
Nov. 2 Wednesday Science & Space Workshop
Dec. 7 Wednesday Design Workshop
January 14 Wednesday Law & Legal Workshop
Feb. 1 Wednesday Entrepreneurial Workshop
March 1 Wednesday Entertainment & the Arts Workshop
March 8 Wednesday TEDxCosta – mandatory for MBMYC Costa kids pm office hours
March 15 Wednesday TEDxCosta – mandatory for MBMYC Costa kids am office hours
March 29 Wednesday TEDxCosta – mandatory for MBMYC Costa kids pm office hours
April 5 Wednesday Mock City Council & Government

View previous sessions’ topics and select materials
View photos from the previous workshops.
View comments from previous class members.