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Denver youth, members of the Mayor's Youth Commission

Denver's YOUTH ADVOCATING for Denver's youth.


The Mayor's Youth Commission provides youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills and advise the director of the Office of Children's Affairs on issues impacting youth living in the City and County of Denver. Youth commissioners work together with adult commissioners to make recommendations in the areas of:

  • Developing procedures and processes
  • Accessing and participating in citywide programs
  • Ensuring equal rights and opportunities through legislation or administrative action
  • Establishing goals and action plans

youth commissioners at table

Become a Commissioner

Applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now open.

Selected commissioners can serve up to a three-year term limit.
Meetings are scheduled during the evening, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday
of each month, during the school year.

Youth Apply Here: Must be a Denver resident or attending Denver Public Schools (high school) in 2018 - 2019.
Adults Apply Here: Must be employed with a youth-serving organization or the City and County of Denver.

links to my denver card registration pageIncludes free access to all Denver recreation centers, swimming pools and limited special
admission to educational and cultural facilities!