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 GYC is an advisory body composed of high school-aged students, representing all the counties of the state, appointed by the Governor. The Mission of the GYC is 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. 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 are now open. Interested and eligible applicants can apply online or submit an application. See the Information Packet for detailed information.

What's the application process for the GYC?

The application consists of three short essays, a 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. See the Information Packet for detailed information.

How do you select members of the GYC?

The GYC is composed of 40-50 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?

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