California PAL Youth Directors Council
The California PAL Youth Directors Council program was started in 2003 when PAL youth from around the state were selected via a comprehensive application process to become members of the CAPAL YDC Board of Directors. All prospective YDC Board Members must submit a resume, recommendation letters as well as other achievements. Board Members are chosen by a special selection committee from the various PAL’s throughout the state and California PAL tries to keep a balance of members by region so that the entire state has a voice. The YDC Board of Directors gives PAL youth input into California PAL programs and events and lets their voices be heard.The board is typically comprised of around twelve youth leaders that are also members of their local PAL Youth Leadership Council programs. These "best of the best" kids are chosen to assist California PAL Staff with the planning, coordination, and function of various California PAL events such as the Youth Leadership Academy, Life After High School and any other special events that California PAL offers during the year.