san francisco youth commissionSan Francisco Youth Commission Accepting Applications from 12 and 23 Year-olds Who Live or Attend School in San Francisco and Want to Make Some Youth Noise in City Hall!

Youth who are interested in city government, bringing youth issues and youth voice to city hall and elected officials, bridging the gap between youth and government, and down to increase youth civic engagement should submit an application for 2014-2015 S.F. Youth Commission.

Online link to application: http://www.sfbos.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=48160

Applications must be turned in by Friday, April 18th, 2014 via mail, email, or fax at the following:

San Francisco Youth Commission Office

City Hall, Room 345

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 554-6446

Fax: (415) 554-6140

Email: youthcom@sfgov.org

Website: www.sfgov.org/yc

Why: Because youth voice and civic engagement in any way, shape, or form in city government is super important! For the health of our communities, for the wealth of our minds, and for the productivity and positivity of our city.

The Youth Commission is a body of 17 San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people.  When appointed, each youth serves 1 year term (generally starting in August of each year to the following year).

Contact: Adele Carpenter, YC’s Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration, adele.carpenter@sfgov.org or (415) 554-6464

Source: San Francisco Youth Commission, March 27, 2014