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.
Youth Commission Applications Now Open Until April 18th!
Know a young San Franciscan ages 12-23 who is interested in becoming a youth commissioner? Our application is now open until April 18th. You can download a copy of the Youth Commission application here (Word version) (PDF version). Call the YC office if you have additional questions: 415-554-6446. We look forward to hearing from you!
Free MUNI for Youth One Year Anniversary Photo & Art Contest Winners!!!!
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all the young people who submitted art and photos, and thanks for joining us at the March 4th awards ceremony and one year anniversary of Free MUNI for youth! Check out the amazing art from our winners below...
#1 Age 12-18 Category: Amy Luong, George Washington High School
#1 Age 5-12 Category: Jesus Islas, Buena Vista Horace Mann
#2 Age 5-12 Category: Ivy Hu, El Dorado
#3 Age 5-12 Category: Karen Melgar, Buena Vista Horace Mann
Applications for 14-15 Youth Commissioner term are now open until Friday, April 18th. You can download the application here (Word version) (PDF version). If you have additional questions about becoming a Youth Commissioner, please contact our office.
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 list of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2013-14 year is available here (Word) (PDF).
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the full Youth Commission will be held Monday, March 17, 2014.
Commission Committees -- The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet on regular days (and at regular times) in the Youth Commission office, room 345 of City Hall. Issue-based committees meet at 5:00 pm. The Executive committee meets at 6:45 pm. Standing issue-based committees for the 2013-14 term are: Employment and Immigration; Youth Justice; Education, Wellness, and Health; and Housing, LGBT, and TAY Issues. A calendar of all regularly scheduled committee and full commission meetings is available here (Word) (PDF).
The Immigration & Employment committee will meet on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted.
The week of March 10, 2014 the Housing, TAY & LGBT committee will meet Monday, March 10, 2014. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted. The Youth Justice committee will meet Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted. The Executive committee will meet Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The agenda and agenda packet have been posted.
The minutes from the February 3, 2014 meeting are available.The draft minutes from the March 3, 3014 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).