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Happy December from the Youth Commission
Give feedback on the America's Cup Youth Involvement Plan at the Youth Commission meeting this Monday, December 5; Opportunity to speak on Free MUNI at December 8 Board of Sups hearings on Family Flight and fiscal issues at the MTA;  Youth Commission Committee Updates; Resources & Events
In This Issue
December 5 Youth Commission Meeting: America's Cup and More!
Workin' It: YC Business Updates
Resources, Events & Opportunities

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Dear Friends & Colleagues,

Happy December! 

The end of the year is near,
bringing many a holiday cheer
Commissioners are righting the sails
assuring this youth policy ship does not fail
For here at the YC abode
we are always in youth governance mode!

This edition of our bi-weekly newsletter contains the following: 
  • an invitation to the next full Youth Commission meeting of December 5th, 2011;
  • updates on the Youth Commission's work to date in issue-based committees, information on upcoming Board of Supervisors hearings, and recent Youth Commission media attention; and
  • a jam-packed section of youth and family friendly resources, opportunities, and upcoming community events!
We appreciate you taking the time to stay abreast of our work. As always, please keep us updated about what's happening in your community--feel free to add to your email list! 
It's the final Youth Commission meeting of 2011! Come give feedback on the America's Cup Youth Involvement Plan!
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The next full Youth Commission meeting will take place on:

Monday, December 5, 2011 
5:15 - 8:00 PM
City Hall, Room 416

The agenda packet for this meeting is available here

Agenda items includes presentations from the America's Cup Event Authority regarding the Youth Involvement Planthe Mission SF Federal Credit Union's youth programs, the Monster March Against Bullying, and DCYF's Youth Advocacy Day! Come on down and join us! 

If there is an issue you want the Youth Commission to hear about, please fill out an Agenda Item Request Form or call us at (415) 554-6446. We welcome all youth issues and look forward to seeing you at a future meeting! 
Youth Commissioners StayingBusy Through the Holidays!


The Youth Commission does much of its most meaningful work in the issue-based committees we staff that are comprised of Youth Commissioners, Student Advisory Council members, and other young advocates.

Multiple times each week, Youth Commissioners and other young people get into the meat and potatoes of public policy and community advocacy on youth issues in San Francisco. 
  • The Youth Immigration Committee has been finalizing its policy priorities for 2011-2012. After Committee Chair Happy Yang presented to the Board of Education on November 15th, members are hard at work, sifting through student surveys. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7th at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Commission office. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Committee Chair Happy Yang (

Are you interested in getting involved? If you are a young person between the ages of 12-23 and a resident of San Francisco, feel free to join one of our 4 issue based committees!  If you work at an organization and are interested in presenting to one of these committees, please let us know!


Take a gander at the  list of issue-based committees we have and look over the all meeting calendar to see if your schedule fits and call us at (415) 554-6446 or email us at!

In other Youth Commission News...

Do you want Youth Commissioners to do a workshop on the legislative and budget process for your youth? Give us a call!  

  • An important opportunity to further the Free MUNI for youth campaign is coming up. 

This coming Thursday, December 8, in City Hall room 263, the Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee will hold three hearings (on family flight; MUNI's work orders; and MUNI overtime) where public comment regarding free MUNI for youth will be very germane. Contact the Youth Commission for more information!

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Another jam packed listing of youth friendly programs and the like...

Join the Equity Advisory Committee!

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission is accepting APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP to the agency's Equity Advisory Committee!

The new Committee is expected to alert and make timely recommendations to the Commission on issues affecting the citizens of San Francisco including, but not limited to, human trafficking, homelessness, environmental justice, immigration, healthcare, senior quality of life, youth and education, criminal justice, housing access, workforce, diversity and equality of opportunity.

Applications can be downloaded and submitted by clicking on this link.  

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2011 - 5:00 pm. 


YouthLine is Hiring Interns! 

Youthline is currently looking for 7 passionate youth interns
who want to express themselves and their ideas through media.

Applicants must be 14-17 years old as of January 1, 2012, and a resident of San Francisco.

Applicants must be committed to work 5 hours a week for 5 months, Starting January 2012 and ending in May 2012.
They will receive a $1000 stipend at the completion of the 5 month internship.

DEADLINE: Friday, December 16th. 2011 @ 5pm.

Questions? Call Youthline between the hours of 4pm - 8pm
@ (888) 977-3399

2012 National Youth Organizing Training Institute
February 29 - March 3, 
Oakland, CA

The INSTITUTE 2012, a national training for young organizers, young member leaders, and youth organizers from across the country. 

Participants will come together to build their skills, exchange lessons learned, and strategize to win justice for our communities. They will develop a solid and systematic orientation to the fundamentals of organizing, including base-building, campaign strategy and leadership development. Rooted in current youth struggles, the INSTITUTE will provide a unique space for emerging leaders to engage with the challenges and opportunities of the current moment, to advance our organizations and to build a stronger movement.


For more information, please email SOUL at 

or contact Nefertiti at (510) 451. 5466 ext. 312   

For Youth, By Youth
Sunday, December 11, 2011
934 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA


As ever, we recommend that you check out the latest, best updated, Southeast Sector-focused youth- and youth-worker community events calendar produced by BMAGIC: 
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter.

Please help us fulfill our mission of bridging the gap between youth and government by telling us what's happening in your world. The Youth Commission is here to serve the community.

We love hearing from you! Please contact us at, give us a call at (415) 554-6446 or stop by room 345 of City Hall between 9am and 6pm, Monday-Friday!


Phimy Truong,
Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration

Mario Yedidia,

San Francisco Youth Commission