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 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 and administered by the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF).

How do I apply? 

Applications for the 2023-2024 GYC are now open. Apply online or by mail by May 31, 2023, at 5 PM.

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 of 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. Each year, two members that represent 14 of the 15 counties outside Maricopa County are selected to serve on the commission for the academic year with the rest of the commissioners from Maricopa County.

How can I participate without being a member?

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