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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Organization and Mission

Mission: The primary mission of the York County Youth Commission (YCYC) is to act as a voice for York County youth in serving as a link between students and our elected county governing officials, the Board of Supervisors.  The YCYC also communicates regularly with officials from the York County School Division.  In an effort to gain student input, the YCYC conducts student surveys and hosts annual Town Hall Meetings in the high schools each spring where students can meet in a face to face setting with a member of the Board of Supervisors and a member of the School Board to ask questions.  Finally, the YCYC performs and/or sponsors various service projects throughout the year and helps organize and/or publicize countywide high school social events to help build a sense of community among all students living here.  

Bylaws: The Youth Commission was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1983 and is governed by a set of bylaws.  Click on the "Bylaws" link below to view or print the bylaws.  

Members: The Youth Commission is made up of fifteen high school students, three from each election district. Members must be students in grades 9 through 12 and residents of York County.  For next year's 2016-17 Youth Commission, a completed Application Form and a letter of recommendation are due on March 9, 2016.  

Meetings: The YCYC first meets during the summer in August for Orientation at the Tabb Library and also at the Hampton Roads Academy Ropes Challenge Course for outdoor leadership and teambuilding activities. During the school year from September thru May, the full commission meets together monthly. The YCYC is also subdivided into 3 working subcommittees, each of which also meets together once a month. This year's commission voted to hold its meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Safety Building Meeting Room. All meetings are open to the public.

The Youth Commission's purpose, goals, organizational structure and operation are described in its Bylaws.