Chicagoans between the ages of 15-22 are invited to apply for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Youth Commission until August 31. To review the application, click here.
The Youth Commission was launched last September by Mayor Lightfoot and First Lady Eshleman.
Besides advising the Mayor and her team on issues that impact Chicago’s young people, Youth Commissioners help collaborate with policy-makers, organize youth-centered events, and support youth outreach and communications campaigns to ensure youth are engaged in a variety of City initiatives.
The inaugural class of Youth Commissioners was nominated by Chicago-based community organizations and represent neighborhoods and schools across the city. Comprised of 27 diverse youth representing all areas of the city, the class developed a vision and youth-focused agenda for the Mayor’s administration while becoming a key voice in the city’s post-COVID recovery efforts.