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PHILADELPHIA – Applications are now open for young people ages 12-24 to join the Philadelphia Youth Commission, which is the official youth branch of City government. Created by referendum and added to the Home Rule Charter in 2009, the Philadelphia Youth Commission is appointed by and advises both the Mayor and City Council of Philadelphia on all legislation and policy as it relates to youth. Composed of 21 members, the Commission, in addition to its legislative responsibilities, also works to bridge the gap between adult policymakers and youth by holding public, youth-centered, and youth-led events on the issues affecting younger residents.

Applicants to the Commissions must be Philadelphia residents and between 12 and 24 years old. They should be interested in public service and eager to represent their peers at the highest level of Philadelphia government. Young Philadelphians can apply on the PYC website or by contacting Councilman O’Neill’s office. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply as early as you can.

Councilmember O’Neill has four Neighborhood Offices in the Northeast to serve you. If you have any questions about this program or for more information about how to apply, please feel free to call or visit: BUSTLETON & BOWLER above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); FOP LODGE #5 at 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); RHAWNHURST OFFICE at 7522 Castor Avenue (215-685-0438); FOX CHASE OFFICE at 432 Rhawn Street (215-685-6431); or CITY HALL OFFICE (215-686-3422).



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