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 were due Friday, May 3, 2013. You can download and application here.
ATTENTION, YC ALUMNI! Please stay in touch and learn how you can support current Youth Commissioners by filling out our SF Youth Commission Alumni Network Survey and checking out the SF Youth Commission Alumni Facebook group!
The Youth Commission adopted its 13-14/14-15 Budget and Policy Priorities. You can view the document here.
Applications are still being accepted for FREE MUNI FOR YOUTH!
Click here to download or fill out the application online.
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).
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 June 17, 2013 there will be a Youth Justice committee meeting Thursday, June 20, 2013. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted. The Education committee meeting of Wednesday, June 19, 2013 has been cancelled.
The minutes from of the June 3, 2013 meeting are available. The draft minutes of the June 17, 2013 meeting are also available.
What Happened in the Recent Past?
To see what we were focused on during the most recent term, check out the Youth Commission's Policy and Budget Priorities for FY 13-14 and 14-15 (PDF).