Adolescent Needs Committee

Adolescent Needs Committee FY ‘15 – ‘16. Youth Commissioners from L to R: Rodney Martinez, Bharathi Chinnakotla, Annie Lu, Lizzie Ford, & Jack Smith


Chair: Bharathi Chinnakotla Vice-Chair: Lizzie Ford Secretary: Annie Lu


Open to the community and Youth Commission

Current Members

Bharathi Chinnakotla, Rodney Martinez, Lizzie Ford, Annie Lu, and Jack Smith.


To assess, analyze, and address youth life in San Mateo County.

Goals of the Subcommittee

  • Producing and disseminating the Adolescent Needs Report every five years.
  • Developing and acting upon policy recommendations based on the aforementioned report.
  • Improving the lives of youth through community initiatives.
  • Encouraging the positive development of youth through the promotion of assets.
  • Description

    The Adolescent Needs Committee is in charge of creating and implementing the Adolescent Needs Survey every five years, in partnership with the County’s Health Services. The results of this survey are turned into the Adolescent Needs Report, and shared with the County Board of Supervisors, the Office of Education, Health Services, and other youth serving entities in the County. The Committee creates hypotheses surrounding youth issues, which inform the questions on the survey. After the data is collected and the hypothesis testing is completed, the Committee creates policy recommendations based on the results. These policy recommendations are included in the Adolescent Needs Report, and inform the next four years of projects that the Adolescent Needs Committee works on.

    For more information about the Adolescent Needs Report, and to read the 2007 Report, please visit the 2007 Adolescent Needs page. Click here to view the hypotheses for the 2014 Adolescent Needs Report, and click here to view the San Mateo County Youth Needs Assessment Survey which was administered from March 2012 – December 2012.

    Meeting Times

    Every 1stnd Tuesday of each month 7:30 – 8:30pm at 609 Price, Suite 206, Redwood City, CA

    *Newsflash* Update from the last meeting

    The ANC is preparing a preview of the 2014 Adolescent Needs Survey for the Youth Conference.

    Agendas and Minutes

    March 1st, 2013 – Agenda | Minutes
    February 1st, 2013 – Agenda | Minutes
    January 25th, 2013 – Agenda | Minutes
    December 7th, 2012 – Agenda | Minutes
    November 2nd, 2012 – Agenda | Minutes
    October 5th, 2012 – Agenda | Minutes
    September 7th, 2012 – Agenda | Minutes