The Youth Commission (YC), a part of San Francisco City government, is a group of 17 young people (between the ages of 12 and 23) who are appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to advise City officials on the unmet needs of San Francisco’s youth. The job of the YC to is to accurately represent and effectively advocate for the needs of San Francisco’s youth in the policy and legislative debates at City Hall. The YC is not a service-providing program or agency. Youth Commissioners build relationships with City officials–from Supervisors to Department staff and Mayor’s Office aides–and with community leaders and social service providers. Youth Commissioners are entitled to the healthcare benefits of City employees. Languages include English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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