Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board (FOYAB)

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FORPD Recreation Coordinator Sabrina Bernardo was recently featured in the California Parks and Recreation Society’s (CPRS) magazine! She was interviewed about the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board (FOYAB) and the youth development model that the District employs. The article is a great read and can be found HERE.

NOW accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year!  Download the application HERE (PDF).


fair oaks youth advisory board 2013 to 2014

The Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board (FOYAB) was established in 2000 to act in an advisory capacity, providing the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District with valuable insight regarding youth and teen issues in our community. Since its inception, the Youth Advisory Board has accomplished several goals in an effort to better serve their peers. One such goal for the Youth Advisory Board was to raise funds in an effort to provide an annual Holiday dinner for disadvantaged families in Fair Oaks. Additional information on the Youth Advisory Board is as follows:

Meetings: TBA

Location: McMillan Center, 8020 Temple Park Rd (in Fair Oaks Park), Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Staff Liaison: Sabrina Bernardo, Recreation Coordinator- Youth Development & Special Events

Phone: (916) 966-1036 Cell: (916) 240-3652 Email: sbernardo@fairoakspark.org



Alana Sungar, Chair

Claire Williams, Vice Chair

Jane Diamond, Secretary

Claire Burch, Public Relations

Jared Watson, Programming

Ethan Albers Matthew Messer
Sana Alsamman Devin Miller
Abbey Anderson Emily Monroe
Lauren Bensch Connor Nishio
Bayan Boulad Jazmine Nunez
Mary Cattolica Teresa Ortega
Ryan Cohen Jennalyn Reed
Darynne Cross Abby Reimche
Victor de Cos Courtney Reimche
Alana Easterbrook Leigh Ann Simin
Ryan Fuchs Emily Smith
Christina Gnedash Elliott Stanton
Ellen Hoppe Trevor Wafer
Kim Huynh Haleigh Yang
Alexandra Iavorovschi Hannah Yi
Madison Judd Kwanhee Yu
Colin Kearney Kyungwon Yu




coming soon



What is the Youth Advisory Board responsible for?

- To act in an advisory capacity to the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District Board and the Community on matters pertaining to the youth and teen population, especially as related to municipal programs and projects.
- Foster increased involvement in the affairs of youth, adults, senior citizens and the community as a whole.
- Study problems and hold forums on issues, activities and concerns of Sacramento area youth.
- Recommend the implementation of community programs, which the Youth Advisory Board deems desirable.
- Perform other related functions assigned to them by the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District.

What are some of the Youth Advisory Board’s accomplishments?

  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Mother/Son Kickball
  • Teddy Bear Tea Party and Cookies with Santa
  • “Share the Spirit” Holiday Party for Disadvantaged families
  • Senior Citizens Ball
  • Kids Art Festival
  • Youth Resume Workshop
  • Co-host an annual California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) Youth Leadership Conference
  • Arrange recreation activities such as special events for youth, teens, adults and families
  • Volunteer at a variety of community-wide sponsored events and programs

How long can I serve as a member of the Youth Advisory Board?

The maximum term of service is four calendar years.

What are the requirements to become a member of the Youth Advisory Board?

  • Applicants must be a high school student in the Sacramento area
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Applicants must apply, interview, and be accepted.
  • Unfortunately, because of the popularity of this group we must limit the group to a manageable size.


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