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. The Youth Commission is also charged with providing comment and recommendation on all proposed laws that would primarily affect youth before the Board takes final action. You can read more about the Youth Commission here.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Youth Commission term are available. You can download and application here. Youth Commission 2013-14 applications were due Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. If you need an extension on your application, please contact the Youth Commission office: 415-554-6446.
Nominations for the first ever San Francisco Youth Commission's YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD are available. Do you know a young person in San Francisco who is a demonstrated leader working to make positive change and support other young people? The San Francisco Youth of the Year Award recognizes thirteen young San Franciscans ages 12-23 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and strong civic engagement in their communities.Visit our online nomination form here.
Applications are still being accepted for FREE MUNI FOR YOUTH!
Click here to download or fill out the application online.
The Youth Commission wants to hear from you! Please provide feedback on our current issue-based committee priorities by taking a moment to fill out our COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SURVEY.
Full Commission -- The Youth Commission meets regularly as a full body on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings are usually held at 5:15pm in room 416 of City Hall. A full list of regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2012-2013 year is available online (Word) (PDF).
The next full Youth Commission meeting will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted.
Commission Committees -- The Youth Commission has five standing committees that meet on regular days (and at regular times) in the Youth Commission office, room 345 of City Hall. These are: Executive; Education; Employment; Housing, LGBTQ and Transitional Age Youth; Justice. A calendar of all full Youth Commission and committee meeting dates is available online (Word) (PDF).
The week of May 20, 2013, there are no committee meetings scheduled due to Youth Commission interviews.
The minutes of the April 16, 2013 full commission meeting are available. The draft minutes of the May 6, 2013 meeting are also available.
What Happened in the Recent Past?
To see what we were focused on during our last term, check out the Youth Commission's Policy and Budget Priorities for FY 12-13 and 13-14 (PDF) (Word).