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The Governor's Youth Commission - inspiring youth to take the lead.

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Apply to become a member of the Governor's Youth Commission today! We will be accepting applications now through May 26th, at 3:00 pm.

OUR MISSION & HISTORY

Established in 1989, 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.

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2016-17 GYC Group Photo

GYC Class of 2016

2016-17 Governor's Youth Commission

Maricopa County

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Beatrice Lucero

Navajo County

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Apache County

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Maricopa County

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Pinal County

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Yavapai County

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Coconino County

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Apache County

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Santa Cruz County

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Yavapai County

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Cochise County

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La Paz County

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Cochise County

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Navajo County

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Coconino County

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Maricopa County

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Santa Cruz County

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Greenlee County

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Graham County

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Greenlee County

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Maricopa County

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Graham County

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Pima County

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Maricopa County

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Mohave County

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PAST IMPACT: BY THE NUMBERS

The GYC consists of fifty-one high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from all fifteen counties. Youth will be working to take the lead in mobilizing their peers to bring about positive change.

2016-2017
Apply for the 2016-17 Governor's Youth Commission

Application deadline: May 27, 2016

2015-2016
Governor's Youth Commission Orientation

Youth led initiatives

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Governor's Youth Commission making a difference in Arizona

Several GYC members had the opportunity to create substance abuse public service announcements (PSA) with COX Studios. The PSA's will be shown in middle schools, high schools and on COX TV throughout the state.

2014-2015
Global Youth Service Day April 2015

The Governor's Youth Commission helped lead the state of Arizona to ranking number one in the world in youth lead service projects during the 27th annual Global Youth Service Day April 2015.

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Youth Leadership Day May 2015

Youth Leadership Day engaged 244 high school students from across the state for a day of networking, leadership development workshops and time to celebrate their accomplishments around Global Youth Service Day.

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