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Applications sought for Governor’s Youth Commission


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  • Vianney Careaga   |   The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

The Governor's Office Of Youth, Faith And Family Is Seeking Inspiring Youth Leaders From Arizona High Schools To Serve On The 2020-2021 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). Image Courtesy Of The Governor's Youth Commission

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family is seeking inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2020-2021 Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC). 

The GYC is a diverse body of Arizona high school sophomores, juniors and seniors serving for the 2020-21 school year. The GYC is composed of members from all of Arizona’s fifteen counties. 

The GYC creates opportunities for:

  • personal growth
  • leadership development
  • community engagement around pressing teen issues

Arizona teens will learn how to:

  • serve on a board
  • participate in committees
  • plan service projects
  • gain public speaking skills
  • build friendships statewide 

The purpose of the GYC is to engage youth through innovative programs, events, and campaigns that effectively serve their communities in the areas of:  

  • Distracted Driving Prevention: Members work to minimize accidents caused by distracted driving in Arizona and demonstrate creative ways to increase safety on Arizona’s roadways.
  • Education: Members raise awareness on the importance of reading, writing, and literacy.
  • Human Trafficking Prevention: The goal of this committee is to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking and support education and prevention efforts across the state.
  • Substance Abuse Prevention: Members encourage their peers to lead a healthy lifestyle and be mindful of their choices by reminding them that there are better things to do than abuse drugs and alcohol.
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention: The committee works to prevent dating violence and promote healthy relationships among Arizona Youth.

If you know a high school student with a passion for service and leadership, please share this unique opportunity to serve as an ambassador in a nationally recognized leadership program.

Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student during the 2020-2021 school year.

Applications are currently being accepted until March 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm from Arizona youth in all fifteen counties.

Click here to apply

For more information onf the Governor’s Youth Commission, please click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

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The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family is seeking inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2020-2021 Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC). Image courtesy of the Governor’s Youth Commission