City residents ages 14-22 who want to get involved with improving quality of life for Sacramento youth can still apply to be on the City of Sacramento Youth Commission (SYC).
The application deadline for the City’s Youth Commission has been extended to Thursday, Dec. 10; it previously was set to expire at the end of November.
“This is an opportunity to join a diverse team of young people who are passionate about social justice,” said Shatara Travis of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment Department (YPCE). “Sacramento youth have the opportunity to advise local city leaders on issues that directly affect them.”
The various powers and duties of SYC members range from promoting City youth services and functions to conducting studies and investigations on youth programs. Each of the eight Councilmembers select two seats with the remaining three seats selected by the Mayor. The term lasts for two years. (Click here to see what seats are vacant.)
SYC members are expected to make a time commitment of up to 10 hours a month and be open to learning and willing to contribute. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 14 to 22 at the time of appointment and must reside or attend high school within City limits. The SYC is facilitated by YPCE.
City staff will host a virtual webinar on Wednesday, Dec 8 at 5 p.m. where residents can learn more about the Commission and application process. Register for the webinar on the City’s website to hear from current SYC members and ask questions.
For more information, visit YPCE’s website here.