What is the Governor's Youth Commission (GYC)?
The Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) is a diverse body of Arizona’s high school students composed of members from all across the state. The purpose of the GYC is to engage youth through innovative programs, events, and campaigns that effectively serve their communities in areas that are most meaningful to them. The GYC is housed in the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF).
How do I apply?
Applications for the 2021-22 GYC class will open Spring 2021. Interested & eligible applicants can check back to either apply online or submit an application during this time.
What's the application process for the GYC?
Online applications open in the spring. The application consists of a short essay, letter of recommendation, and a resume. Select applicants will be asked to partake in an interview a couple weeks after applications close. New members will be notified of acceptance in mid summer.
How do you select members of the GYC?
The GYC is comprised of 50 high school students (sophomores-seniors) from across Arizona. We generally accept two members from each county outside of Maricopa County (and the rest from Maricopa County).
How can I participate without being a member?
Participate in the State-wide Service Competition and Youth Leadership Day. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook.