Gilroy Foundation Youth Board

Gilroy Foundation Youth Board provides local middle school and high school students the opportunity to support community needs through teamwork, collaboration, and partnership with Gilroy Foundation.

Our mission for the Youth Board is to educate and mobilize students to help solve the most significant challenges in our community. By combining the creativity and passion of these young people with the experience and guidance of adults, we can create a structure in which they can thrive and make a real, lasting difference. Students learn about the many different aspects of giving back to their community by volunteering time and understanding and defining needs.

Foundation Ambassadors, Emeritus Board Members, and a Member of the Board of Directors serve as “Mentors” to the Youth Board and a staff member. Mentors for the 2020-2021  school year are Marilyn Ayala, Ericka Davis, Debbie Russell, Sal Tomasello, and staff member Deb Sanchez.

Alexa Aczon – Christopher High School

Dylan Chung – South Valley Middle School

Annika Baldwin – St Mary School

Zack Beardsley – Christopher High School

Morgan Blaettler – Christopher High School

Angelyn Chacon – Gilroy High School – Co – Vice President

Trevor Davis – Christopher High School – Co – Vice President 

Sydney Emmert – South Valley Middle School

Madison Emmert – Gilroy High School – Social Media

Jamin Escudero – Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy – Co – President

Siena Filice – Christopher High School

Sommer Filice – Christopher High School

Sophia Filice – Christopher High School

Victoria Garcia – Ascension Solorsano Middle School

Kai Gemar – Gilroy High School

Kevin Godinez – Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy

Isabella Hannah – Christopher High School

Maana Kolagatla – Christopher High School – Co- President

Alexis Kong – Christopher High School

Annelise Lerma – Ascension Solorsano Middle School

Liliana Lerma – Gilroy High School

Shay Matthews – Gilroy High School

Toni McIntire –  St. Mary School

Jiya Mehtani – South Valley Middle School

Tanusha Mehtani – South Valley Middle School

Alex Montoya – Christopher High School

Ella Oetinger – St. Mary School

Jake Oetinger – Christopher High School

Analise Porta – Valley Christian High School

Lilia Royston – San Benito High School

Danielle Russell – Christopher High School – Secretary 

Dylan Russell – Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy

Arabella Van Sambeek – Brownell Middle School

Elizabeth Van Sambeek – CA Connections Academy

Caitlin Yang – Christopher High School

Paige Zukowski – Brownell Middle School

Please contact us if you are interested in serving on the Youth Board.