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2024/2025 Teen Council Application Form

The OCTA Teen Council is sponsored by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Teen Council members will provide insight into public transportation issues and possibilities, while working together with their fellow council members to make a positive impact/contribution towards public transportation in Orange County today.

The OCTA Teen Council is a service-oriented group of students that requires participation in meetings and activities throughout the year. Meetings are an hour and a half long and held once every other month during the regular school year, beginning in August and ending in June. The meeting schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2024 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2024 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2025 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25, 2025 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2025 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Dates are subject to change.

Additional meetings and activities may be scheduled throughout the school year.

Skills necessary to have a rewarding experience in the program and to be an effective ambassador include:

  • Demonstrating analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Working in a team environment and interacting with others well
  • Confirmed transportation to and from meetings/events

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to serve on the OCTA Teen Council, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Age 13 to 18 as of September 1, 2024, and
  • A resident of Orange County and
  • Entering grades 9–12 at a public or private school located in Orange County.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024. Membership selection will be made before August 1, 2024, by which all applicants will receive a letter of status. Membership in Teen Council is competitive.

For further information contact Melina Cabrera by email at, or by phone at (714) 560-5923.