This fall marks the 3rd year of Supervisor Norman Yee’s Youth Council program, a year-long youth leadership and civic engagement program open to students ages 13-23 residing in D7. I wanted to share this after-school opportunity with your students and appreciate your support in sharing the flyer and info with your student community.
If you have any further questions about the program, please contact my staff at Jarlene.Choy@sfgov.org.
To empower youth and elevate their voices in the community, facilitate meaningful collaboration in addressing issues facing their communities, and offer fresh and diverse perspectives from the community.
Service – Responsibility – Transparency – Fun
Supervisor Yee started the first Youth Council in 2015-2016 to engage more youth in local government. The District 7 Youth Council is composed of members ranging from high school to college students (age 13-23). The members discuss issues affecting residents of District 7 and communicate directly with the Youth Commissioner of District 7. They propose projects to address issues in the district, draft proposal legislation and review legislation proposed by the Supervisor that affect youth.
Participating on the Youth Council trains participants in leadership, facilitation, policy research, event planning and community organizing skills. Youth Council members gain a better understanding of how City government works, how the Board of Supervisors operates, as well as neighborhood issues affecting District 7. There will be special opportunities to meet with City Department staff and community stakeholders to learn more about current issues and proposals in our City.
- Meetings will take place on Monday evenings, from 5-7pm, twice a month.
- If interested, we invite you to apply to the 2018-2019 program by completing this application: https://tinyurl.com/d7youthcouncil1819. Deadline to apply is Sept 7, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled mid-September.
- If you have any questions, please reach out to Jarlene Choy at Jarlene.Choy@sfgov.org