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Posted on: May 10, 2019

City Invites Students to Join “Future Leaders Civics Academy”

May 10, 2019 - The City invites students in grades 8 - 12 to join the Future Leaders Civics Academy, a 4-evening program behind-the-scenes look at the operation of City government. It's great experience, and a resume builder. Deadline to apply is 6/30.

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2019

Contact: Jonathan Roisman
Deputy City Clerk

City Invites Students to Join “Future Leaders Civics Academy”

Half Moon Bay, CA – The City of Half Moon Bay is introducing a new program designed to offer our community’s youth the opportunity to experience and learn about the City’s operations and functions. The new Future Leaders Civics Academy program is for students in grades 8 – 12 who have an interest in getting great experience in how government works together with the community to provide services and programs which residents depend on. More information and the program application are online at The deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.

This program offers students a behind-the-scenes look at what City staff and City Councilmembers do,” said Half Moon Bay Mayor Harvey Rarback. “They’ll get valuable local government experience with real-world examples, and be part of a mock City Council meeting – I encourage Half Moon Bay students to apply and participate in this eye-opening, informative, and valuable activity.”

Half Moon Bay’s Future Leaders Civics Academy takes place the evenings of August 29, September 5, and September 12, from 5 – 8 pm. Dinner is included at each session. The program will be a great addition to a student’s resume, and is available for community service credit. It also includes segments on public speaking and on best practices for resume writing and job applications.

Students must be incoming 8th-12th grade in the 2019-2020 school year, in the Cabrillo Unified School District, or be residents of the City of Half Moon Bay.

  • Half Moon Bay’s youth are invited to participate in the Future Leaders Civics Academy to:
  • Earn community service credit
  • Add to their resume
  • Gain valuable real-world experience
  • Meet City staff and City Council members to learn about City operations
  • Participate in a mock City Council meeting
  • Find out what goes on “behind the scenes” in City government

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic Downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is


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