Fulton County needs future young leaders who want to serve their commission districts on behalf of their peers and learn how to influence public policy. Applications for service on the 2018-2019 Youth Commission are now available until May 25, 2018.
Leadership, service and excellence represent just a few of the many qualities that describe the Fulton County Youth Commission, its members, and the work that this organization produces. Since its inception, the Fulton County Youth Commission has worked diligently to impact policy, procedures and legislation relating to children, youth, and families in Fulton County.
Sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and coordinated through the Office of Children and Youth, the Fulton County Youth Commission is a leadership and service orientated program that empowers young people to become knowledgeable and involved in the local governmental process.
The program seeks to achieve the following:
- Encourage leadership and self-empowerment
- Enhance public speaking and presentation skills
- Develop critical thinking skills that enhance life skills
- Teach participants advocacy skills that will apply to their communities
- Teach participants the functions of government and legislative processes
- Teach students decision making skills that will help them live a positive lifestyle
Candidates for open slots on the Youth Commission will learn how to influence the future direction of their communities through the following activities:
- Impacting policies and legislation
- Interacting with politicians on the local and state level
- Speaking out on behalf of ALL Fulton County youth
- Helping local government better understand the issues facing youth
- Planning community events and participating in volunteer projects
For consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be residents of Fulton County
- Students must attend a school within Fulton County
(Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Private or Charter Schools).
- Must be in the 9th -11th grade during the 2018-2019 academic year
- Must submit a completed application and a two-page essay on a subject included in the 2018-2019 application packet
For more information, applicants may contact Reginald Crossley at (404) 612-7386, email Reginald.Crossley@fultoncountyga.gov or visit the Fulton County website at
Applications must be submitted via postal mail, fax or email. Applications submitted through the postal service must be post-marked by May 25th at 5:30 p.m.
Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of Community Development at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.