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The Seattle Youth Commission exists to represent the interests of teenagers directly to local elected officials, and it presents a great opportunity for young people to engage directly with decision-makers on issues that are important to them.
Do you have an opinion? Want to help influence policy and represent youth interests in the city? Love the idea of meeting with folks like Seattle’s Mayor, City Attorney, Police Chief, and City Councilmembers?
Then this is the job for YOU!
The Youth Commission is a big time commitment, but the more active, engaged young people who are part of the Commission next year, the more effective it’s going to be in representing the interests of as many different youth across the city as possible.
The Commission is open to Seattle residents between the ages of 13 and 19, and the deadline to apply is May 4th; they’ll be doing interviews on a rolling basis as applications are received, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting a good interview slot.
The Seattle Youth Commission application is now online here: http://seattle.gov/syc
Check it out!