St. Paul Youth Commission

The place where St. Paul youth stand up, speak up and lead: the St. Paul Youth Commission. The Youth Commission is the place for young people in St. Paul to have a voice at City Hall. Youth commissioners practice youth-adult partnership with other St. Paul youth, city officials, and community organizations to solve community issues and make St. Paul the most livable city in America. Youth commissioners do this by leading community action projects and by acting as a YouthBank, distributing funds to support youth-led projects. The Youth Commission is made up of 22 youth from neighborhoods across St. Paul. There is at least one position reserved for youth in each St. Paul neighborhood and five, at-large positions. Each May, the Youth Commission recruits new members. Applications are due June 1 and interviews are held in July. Newly selected commissions start each August by attending the annual St. Paul Youth Commission Orientation. To be a part of the city-wide youth commission youth must: live in the City of St. Paul, be in ninth- through 12th grade while serving on the commission, commit 6-10 hours a month and be available to meet on Monday nights and have the desire to make St. Paul the best city to grow up in. To apply or for more information go to

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