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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.

What's New?

Now Open! Applications for youth seats on the Children, Youth, and Families Oversight and Advisory Committee!

The Mayor's office and Board of Supervisors are now seeking youth leaders who would like to serve on the newly forming oversight and advisory committee (OAC) for the City's Children and Youth Fund. There are two seats for youth age 19 and under and one seat for a transitional age youth. See the application for more details. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our office to discuss (415) 554-6446 and download the application here (PDF). The applications are due May 15, 2015.

Become a 2015-2016 Youth Commissioner!

Are you a young person age 12-23 living in San Francisco? Want to help advise the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on how to help young people thrive in our city? Consider becoming a youth commissioner! The 2015-2016 term begins in late August. The official application deadline passed on April 20, 2015, but if you are still interested in applying for the coming year, please download our application (PDF) and call or visit our office to discuss your interest and learn more! We are looking forward to hearing from you! (415) 554-6446

Let's extend voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in San Francisco!

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Youth Commissioners adopted a resolution in January 2015, urging to include 16 and 17 year olds in school district and municipal elections. Check out the Vote16SF website for updates and recent press on this issue, or to learn how to get involved!


Youth Commission applications for the 2015-2016 term can be downloaded here (PDF). If you are still interested in applying for the 2015-16 term, please call our office at (415) 554-6446.

Next Meetings

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 calendar of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2014-15 term can be viewed here (PDF).

The next regularly scheduled full youth commission meeting held Monday, May 18, 2015 has been cancelled. A cancellation notice has been posted.

Commission Committees -- The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet regularly in the Youth Commission office, room 345 of City Hall. Issue-based committees meet at 5:00 pm. The Youth Commission 2014-15 issue-based committees are: Housing, Environment, and City Services committee; Youth Justice committee; and Immigration and Employment committee. The Executive committee meetings are held at 4:30 pm. A calendar of all regularly scheduled committee meetings for the 2014-15 term can be viewed here (PDF).

The week of May 25, 2015, the Youth Justice committee will have a special meeting and will meet on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  An agenda and packet have been posted.  The Executive committee will meet on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  An agenda and packet have been posted.  The Immigration and Employment committee will meet on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  An agenda and packet have been posted.

Last Meetings

The minutes from the April 20, 2015 full commission meeting are now available.

The draft minutes from the May 4, 2015 full commission meeting are also available.

What Happened in the Recent Past?

To see what we were focused on last term, check out the Youth Commission's Policy and Budget Priorities for FY 13-14 and 14-15 (PDF) as well as the 2013-14 annual report (PDF). To see current business from the 2014-15 term, visit our tracking YC business page.

Last updated: 5/22/2015 2:46:25 PM