Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Youth Commission

Established in 1989, the Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) is a diverse body of Arizona high school students from across the state. The membership of the GYC serves to be representative of the demographic and geographic diversity of Arizona. Commissioners are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to school and community, and their demonstrated oral and written ability to communicate through the application process. The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021-22 GYC Class are now being accepted:

Information Packet
Online Application 
Mail Application 

Deadline to Apply: May 7, 2021 at 5PM

The GYC achieves its mission through its five workgroups that focus on the following issue areas:

Distracted Driving
Domestic Violence
Mental Health
Substance Abuse


To empower generations of civically engaged and service-oriented leaders to create a brighter future for Arizona.


To identify and address the greatest challenges facing Arizona’s youth through innovative community impact projects, establishing partnerships with young leaders across the state, and advising the Governor.

Governor's Youth Commission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)