Youth Advisory Board

Congresswoman Katie Porter is seeking talented high school and college students with community experience living in California's 45th Congressional District to participate in her six-month public service program.

As a student-driven board, each youth adviser is required to organize as a cohort and meet with the Congresswoman or her team at least once a month to discuss legislation on a wide variety of policy areas including infrastructure, gun violence prevention, homelessness, tax reform, foreign policy, and more.

At the end of each meeting, the Youth Advisory Board will compile a board report to make their legislative recommendations to the Congresswoman.

Meetings are regularly held on the last Friday of every month (unless stated otherwise). There are six scheduled meetings per term. When applying, please ensure that you can commit to these dates:

  • July 29, 2022
  • August 26, 2022
  • September 30, 2022
  • October 28, 2022
  • November 25, 2022
  • December 16, 2022*

The application for the sixth cohort, which will convene in July and adjourn in December, can be found here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. Qualified applicants with demonstrated experience supporting their local communities will be invited for an interview.

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, meetings will be held virtually over Zoom unless stated otherwise.

The information on this page is subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns, please email