Join the Seattle Youth Commission

Calling all Seattle teenagers!

This is your chance to stand up and make a difference in your community while also developing leadership skills to propel you into the future!

The City of Seattle is accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a group of Seattle teens from all over the city who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to connect youth to local elected officials, advise on City policies, and discuss issues faced by youth in Seattle.

Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2018 and ending June 2020.  The commissioners will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6pm and will have additional committee commitments. In addition, the commissioners are required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 22.

APPLY NOW

To apply, please complete and submit this online application by July 16 at 5pm.

  • Interviews for applicants will be held on August 6 and 8 from 4 – 6pm.
  • The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16 at 5pm.

For more information visit our website at seattle.gov/syc. If you have questions, contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-256-5970.

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Seattle Youth Commission now accepting applications

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a 15-member commission ages 13-19 that addresses issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2018 and ending June 2020.  The commissioners meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. and will have additional committee commitments. In addition, the commissioners are required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 22.

Apply

To apply, please complete and submit this online application by July 16 at 5pm.

Interviews for applicants will be held on August 6 and 8 from 4 – 6 p.m.

For questions, contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-256-5970.

SYC Projects

In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy. Here is a sampling of the projects the SYC has worked on this year:

  • Research marketing and recruitment strategies to increase enrollment in Seattle Public Schools’ Career Technical Education Skills Center to recommend to the Office of Economic Development.
  • Collaborated with the Mayor’s Chief of Police Search Committee to facilitate a youth forum on selecting the new Chief of Police.
  • Advised the Department of Education and Early Learning on top priorities to consider for the 2018 Families and Education Levy.

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New Commissioners Sought to Join the Seattle Youth Commission

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently recruiting to fill two vacancies on the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC) – one youth from District 7 and one youth from anywhere in the City of Seattle.

The Seattle Youth Commission is comprised of 15 Seattleites ages 13-19 that address issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission get a unique opportunity to work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events.

Interested applicants must live or go to school in Seattle and be between the ages of 13 – 19.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend bi-monthly SYC meetings and additional committee commitments.  The commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2017 and ending June 2019.

In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy.

To apply, visit www.seattle.gov/syc or complete this application and submit:

  • Via email: seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov
  • Via postal mail: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, c/o Seattle Youth Commission, PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
  • In person: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, located in City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th floor

For questions, contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0464.

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Seattle Youth Commission now accepting applications

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a commission of 15 Seattleites ages 13-19 that address issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission get a unique opportunity to work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend a half-day retreat on Saturday, September 23, bi-monthly SYC meetings, and additional committee commitments.  The commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Seattle City Hall from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Commissioners serve a two-year term beginning in September 2017 and ending June 2019.

In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy.

To apply, visit www.seattle.gov/syc or complete this application and submit:

  • Via email: seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov
  • Via postal mail: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, c/o Seattle Youth Commission, PO Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649
  • In person: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, located in City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 4th floor

Interviews will be held on August 7 and 9 from 4 – 6 p.m.

For questions, contact seattleyouthcommission@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0464.

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City of Seattle Appoints Seven New Members to the Seattle Youth Commission

Yesterday the City of Seattle appointed seven members and re-appointed the eight existing members to the Seattle Youth Commission. The appointments occurred at a special City Council Committee meeting held at 4:00 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of the students.

Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, the 15 youth commissioners work with elected officials, city staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. In addition to representing youth across the city, commissioners receive hands-on experience in the public sector and learn how to cultivate the youth voice in city policy.

Youth Commissioners serve a two-year term and meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 4:00—6:00 pm in Seattle City Hall.  Members represent each of the seven Council Districts, and there are eight at-large positions.

The Youth Commissioners for 2016-17 are:

*Indicates new commissioners

To learn more about the Seattle Youth Commission, visit our webpage. For questions, contact jenny.frankl@seattle.gov or call 206-233-2044.