Keep Odessa Beautiful Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

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The objective of this organization is to give youth a chance to change the future generations with their voices and actions, as well as inspire others to do the same.

Members: Members of this group should be between the ages of 11 and 18, with the exception of younger siblings that are 10 or over.

Members 13 and over has the ability to cast 1 vote in each movement.

Members who follow the rules and regulations are welcome to meetings and events.

Officers: The officers of this group shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Publicity Chair.

Two or more positions should not be occupied by the same person.

The President shall be the primary officer of the organization and should conduct each meeting and supervise events.

Should the president be absent, the Vice President will take over the President’s duties.

The Secretary’s job is document everything discussed and voted on during the monthly meetings and provide those minutes to the council to be approved at every meeting.

The Treasurer's job is to meet with KOB Staff and prepare a financial update of funds raised or spent for YAC.

The Publicity Chair is responsible promotions and acts as the public information officer.

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Giselle Arenivas is a Junior at Permian High School. She is aspiring to be an exotic vet. Her hobbies include playing instruments, taking care of plants and animals, and making up creative ways to reduce waste. Giselle is a member of Satin Strings, where she plays the violin, as well as a volunteer at the Odessa Downtown Lions Club. She is slowly building a program to place recycling bins in the classrooms of PHS. 


Vice President

Swetha Kesavan is a senior at Permian High School. She is the President of Orchestra, Science Club, and Business Professionals of America at Permian High School. After high school, Swetha wants to pursue a career in the medical field as a doctor. In her free time, Swetha loves to give back to Odessa by volunteering at Medical Center Hospital and Meals on Wheels.  She is in the process of promoting Pick up Trash, focusing on the trash that comes out of pick up trucks.