Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Adult Commissioners and Youth Commissioners needed for the Mayor’s Youth Commission

The deadline to submit applications for the Mayor’s Youth Commission has been extended to Friday, March 10th. Denver is currently looking for both Adult Commissioners and Youth Commissioner to fill vacant seats on the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Each year the Mayor’s Youth Commission determines what content areas they will focus on, and creative ways to educate or improve outcomes to critical issues faced by Denver’s youth. This year youth commissioners focused on the following topics:
  • Youth Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention
  • Equity in Education
  • Youth/DPD Partnerships
Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to 3-year terms, and requires attendance at two meetings a month September-May of each calendar year. There is a very strict attendance policy, so it is imperative to keep this in mind prior to recommending a youth or adult for the role of Commissioner. Below you will find some of the basic criteria for both youth and adult Commissioners.

Youth Commissioner Eligibility:
Entering grade 9-12 (Fall 2017)
Must either reside in Denver and/or attend a DPS school

Adult Commissioner Eligibility:
City and County of Denver employee
OR
Employee of a youth serving organization

One of the goals of the Mayor’s Youth Commission is to be reflective of the diverse population of both the youth and adults that comprise Denver, and to work collaboratively to accommodate the needs of Denver’s diverse population when selecting Commissioners. 

Applications have been attached, but can also be found by following this link: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-childrens-affairs/mayors-youth-commission1.html

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