LA28 Youth Council




The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games will represent Los Angeles by leveraging the strength of our community to design a Games we all want to be a part of.


Everyone is invited into the LA28 story and, with that in mind, the Games have created the LA28 Youth Council, a volunteer advisory group of young Angelenos ages 18-24.


Repping communities from South LA through the San Fernando Valley to the San Gabriel Valley and Long Beach, LA28's Youth Council brings together a diverse group of young people from across the region to discuss topics critical to hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles including environmental impact, accessibility and inclusion.


LA28 launched its inaugural Youth Council in 2021, which included 13 young Angelenos nominated by community-based organizations like the Little Tokyo Service Center, TreePeople, Inner City Youth Orchestra, Leadership Long Beach, KEEN LA and Heal the Bay.


LA28 Youth Council Map




The LA28 Youth Council will welcome new members every year to meaningfully engage the Los Angeles community and the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic fans.


Youth Council members review plans and share insights and recommendations on how to ensure the LA28 Games reflect the values of Los Angeles and create an amazing experience for the community.  

Youth Council Member - Delaney M.


Delaney M.

"I have established a meaningful connection with my surrounding environment and community, while growing up in Los Angeles, California. The Youth Council allowed me to expand my appreciation for the region. The cohort of young changemakers assembled by LA28 has furthered my community engagement and collaboration to hear others' perspectives and productive solutions to help create an equitable and inclusive game. I hope to continue to form integral relationships with fellow young Angelenos to help create a successful and environmentally conscious Games."



Melana B.

"I had such an amazing time working on the Youth Council and addressing concerns that could impact future residents of Los Angeles. I can't wait to see what the future Youth Council boards have planned for the city as they continue to shape the landscape for the 2028 Games!" 
Youth Council Member - Mia H.


Mia H. 

"Coming from a low-income community in Long Beach, it was important for me to shed light on issues that matter most to underserved communities in Los Angeles. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share these issues with LA28 and was blown away by their attentive listening and efforts to incorporate our thoughts and ideas into their planning."


Alexandria C.

"It's exciting to be part of the council and shaping the LA28 Games from the early stages! From getting insight to giving input, it's been a really neat, special experience. Looking forward to 2028 and seeing these Games elevate sport, LA's diverse communities, sustainability, and more on a global platform."