Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Youth Commission FAQ

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 Governor’s Youth Commission is housed in the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family.

How do I apply? 

Applications are currently open. You can download the 2020-2021 application here.

What's the application process for the GYC?

Online applications will 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 in-person interview a couple weeks after applications close. New members will be notified of acceptance in early 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 Comptition and Youth Leadership Day. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. 

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