The Youth Commission is a body of 17 youth from San Francisco between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. The Youth Commission is also charged with providing comment and recommendation on all proposed laws that would primarily affect youth before the Board takes final action. You can read more about the Youth Commission here.
District 1 Jayden Tanaka
District 2 Valentina Alioto-Pier
District 3 Lillian Tang
District 4 Plyfaa Suwanamalik-Murphy
District 5 Calvin Quick
District 6 Gabrielle Listana
District 7 Adrianna Zhang
District 8 Gracie Veiga
District 9 Ariana Arana
District 10 Rome Jones
District 11 Erika Morris
Mayoral Rocky Versace
Mayoral Amara Santos
Mayoral Arsema Asfaw
Mayoral Nora Hylton
Mayoral Sarah Cheung
The Youth Commission application cycle begins on April 9th, 2021 - May 23rd, 2021. Please apply and join us in our upcoming informational sessions on Fri 4/23, Fri 4/30, and Wednesday 5/5 at 5 - 6 pm.
Youth Commissioners have approved their Budget & Policy Priorities for fiscal years 2021 - 2022 and 2022 - 2023. They can be viewed here (PDF) and the footage of their presentation to the Board of Supervisors' Budget & Appropriations Committee here (at the 1:02 mark).
We held our internal Elections for the Executive Committee and we are so excited to have Commissioner Nora Hylton as our Chair, Commissioner Amara Santos as our Vice Chair, Commissioner Calvin Quick as our Legislative Affairs Officer for the third term, and Commissioners Arsema Asfaw and Adrianna Zhang as our Community Outreach Officers for the 2020-2021 term.
We commenced our Virtual Swearing In Ceremony and Alumni Panel on September 9th, 2020. We thank Mayor Breed for performing the Oath of Ceremony for our Youth Commissioners and Board of Supervisors for their support. You can catch the live stream here. You can learn more about our Commissioners here.
Before Shelter-In-Place, our District 5 Youth Commissioner Calvin Quick and Mayoral Appointees Arsema Asfaw and Nora Hylton, have been working diligently to conduct a District 5 Youth Townhall - however, they were unable to host the event. Nonetheless, they adapted and launched a District 5 Youth Budget Needs Survey to get input and feedback on the D5 needs. The goal of the questionnaire was to gather input and feedback on the unmet needs of District 5 youth and programs that serve young people. In this report, we will outline our process and the recommendations that came from this assessment, with the intention that the Mayor and District 5 Supervisor implement our recommendations during the budget process, specifically during the addback process. You can read the report here.
BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER. BLACK QUEER LIVES MATTER. BLACK MIGRANT LIVES MATTER. BLACK DISABLED LIVES MATTER. Read our statement and resources list here.
Beloved Community, We are in this together. Please see our COVID-19 statement here. Practice Physical Distancing, but Maintain Social Solidarity.
The Youth Commission meets regularly as a full body on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings are usually held at 5:00 pm in room 416 of City Hall. However, due to COVID-19 & Shelter-in-Place, the Youth Commission will be meeting remotely. Instructions for public comment are detailed in agenda notices. Please, see our calendar of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2020-21 term.
- The Youth Commission will be having a virtual meeting on Monday, April 19th, 2021. An agenda has been posted. Instructions for public comment are detailed in the notice.
The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet regularly in City Hall, however, are now meeting virtually. The Youth Commission 2020-2021 issue-based committees are as follows:
- The Civic Engagement Committee will be meeting on Monday, April 26th, 2021 at 4:30 pm. An will be posted. Instructions for public comment will be detailed in the notice.
- The Executive Committee will be meeting Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 5:00 pm. An will be posted. Instructions for public comment will be detailed in the notice.
- The Housing and Land Use Committee will be meeting virtually on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 4:30 pm, 2020. An agenda will be posted. Instructions for public comment will be detailed in the notice.
- The Transformative Justice Committee will be meeting on Monday, April 26th, 2021 at 5:00 PM. An agenda will be posted. Instructions for public comment are detailed in the notice.
- The minutes from the Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Transformative Justice Committee meeting on Monday, April 12th, 2021 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Full Youth Commission meeting on Monday, April 5th, 2021 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Civic Engagement Committee meeting on Monday, April 12th, 2021 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Housing and Land Use Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 have been posted.
What Happened in the Recent Past?
To see what we were focused on the last term, check out the Youth Commission's Policy and Budget Priorities here. To see current business from the 2020-21 term, visit our tracking YC business page.