Resources and case stories to help local officials and staff develop and maintain effective youth commissions and to engage youth in the civic and public life of their communities.
See the Best Practices and Resources section below for a roster of youth commissions, a set of briefing papers to guide youth commission activities, various publications to help guide youth commission development, sample youth commission charter and examples of youth master plans.
See the California Stories section below for stories of youth commissions and other youth engagement activities and accomplishments. See the Stories from Beyond California section for outstanding stories of youth commissions and engagement outside of California.
Also see pods at right to link directly to the roster of California youth commissions and to the set of present Youth Commission Briefing Papers.
Although the Institute endeavors to help local officials
understand technical and legal concepts that apply to their
public service, these materials are not technical or legal
advice. Officials are encouraged to consult technical
experts, attorneys and/or relevant regulatory authorities for
up-to-date information and advice on specific situations.