Applications for The San Francisco Youth Commission are Now Open!
Are you 12-23 years old? Do you want a seat at the table? Do you want to become a change-maker? An activist? This is your opportunity!
Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the Youth Commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. The Youth Commission is also charged with providing comments and recommendations on all proposed laws that would primarily affect youth before the Board takes final action.
Throughout the year long term, Commissioners are offered budget and policy advocacy training, leadership development skills, and technical support as they identify the unmet needs of young people, engage in community building, and create lasting change in their communities. Commissioners come from all different backgrounds, but they all share a common vision of a more progressive future and engage in different approaches to work on issues such as housing (TAY Navigation Center), justice (Close Juvenile Hall & Close 850 Bryant), voting rights (Vote16SF), and transportation (Free Muni For Youth).
For more information: https://sfgov.org/youthcommission/apply-be-youth-commissioner
Apply now: tinyurl.com/SFYCAPP2021
RSVP for info session here: tinyurl.com/SFYCInfo2021