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Get involved as a youth commissioner

Care about your community? Want to create solutions for issues that affect you? Be heard by getting involved with the Youth Commission because your voices matter!

End of the year Youth Commission highlights

From reading to young school children to collaborating with the youth commission in D.C., the 2013-2014 Youth Commission sought to make an impact. were Check out the highlights of the 2013-2014 Youth Commission.

Certification Ceremony

The Miami-Dade County Youth Commission was created by County Ordinance in 2011 as part of the vision of Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1. Its purpose is to provide young people with a vehicle to participate in the process of county government.

Miami-Dade County Youth Commission

The Miami-Dade County Youth Commission provides young people the opportunity to participate in the process of County government. Motivated students from each Commission district represent and articulate the needs of youth in Miami-Dade and advise the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners on matters affecting the youth population.

The commission was established for one sole purpose: to let your voice be heard. Be active, get involved and participate.

Florida Youth Commission Applications are OPEN!

The Florida Youth Commission is comprised of youth across the state and acts as an advisory group to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. The objective of the Florida Youth Commission is to unite youth across the state in order to identify key issues facing Florida’s next generation. The Florida Youth Commission aspires to not only connect Florida’s youth, but also to guide and cultivate our future leaders.  Applications are now open!

There are two application forms, a Nominator and Student application form; only one needs to be submitted. Both applications forms can be found  here, where they must also be submitted electronically when complete. The application deadline is Friday, May 1st,2015, and the selection notification will be no later than Friday, June 19th, 2015.

MDCYC new advisors

A good leader knows to surround him/herself with nothing but the best people. We are proud to announce that we have appointed two advocacy advisors to aide us in our advocacy efforts and crafting our public policy agenda and one Marketing and Communication advisor to help build our brand. Mindy Gould and Eileen Segal have over 20+ years of advocacy experience with the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and have held numerous leadership positions within the association on all levels respectfully. Natalie Roberts a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary, will be serving as our Marketing and Communication Advisor. What makes Natalie’s counsel even more special is that she is a former MDCYC member and was the first Chair of our organization! 

Openings for the Miami-Dade County Youth Commission

Applications are now being accepted for the Miami-Dade County Youth Commission (MDCYC), a county advisory board made up of that advises the Mayor and members of the Board of County Commissioners. You can find the application in our Become a Member page.

Meeting with our liaisons

In an effort to form a closer relationship with the appointing officials offices, MDCYC held a briefing meeting to update all the liaisons to the Youth Commission earlier this month. Staff was able to share information on MDCYC operations, programs, events, advocacy and on-going administrative items. This meeting was designed to discuss ways to improve communication and walk our liaisons through our recruitment process. 

Youth Commission Meetings

Youth Commission meetings occur every third Thursday of every month from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center.

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