Youth Commissioners, City of Madera

  • Stipend
  • School Credit
  • Community Service/Volunteer Hours
  • Authorship on Publications/Letters to the Editor
  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Grant/Scholarship

The Madera Youth Commission is now recruiting honorary commissioner seats for districts 1 and 3. Madera youth 15-21 years old in these districts are welcome to apply — LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color are highly encouraged!

Download the application or contact Yvette Flores at [email protected]

A recognized entity of city government, the Madera Youth Commission will be responsible for advising the Madera City Council and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. The Commission is also charged with providing comment and recommendation on all proposed laws that affect youth before the City Council takes final action.

Deeply rooted in their communities, youth have unique perspectives on – and fresh solutions to – the issues that impact them. yli-supported youth commissions across California have helped pass policies that create jobs for youth, institute restorative justice practices for underage drinking, and ensure that fees for justice-involved youth are removed from the books, among other significant policy wins. In Madera, the Youth Commission is a key platform for bringing youth voice to the decision-making table.