AUGUST 19, 2015

Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family announces the Orientation of the Governor’s Youth Commission Class of 2015 - 2016

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PHOENIX – The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family is pleased to announce that the Governor’s Youth Commission (GYC) class of 2015 – 2016 Orientation took place last weekend with fifty of Arizona’s talented and motivated high school leaders representing all fifteen counties. This exceptional group engaged in leadership training, team-building exercises, heard from community leaders and set their goals for the year.

The GYC will spend this year planning youth led initiatives to solve the greatest challenges facing teens in Arizona. The five issue areas they will focus on are: Substance Abuse, Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, Distracted Driving and Civics Education, in their respective counties. “We look forward to welcoming our new commissioners to this prestigious group and harnessing their collective youth voices to solve challenges for the state of Arizona,” shared the GOYFF Director, Debbie Moak.

The GYC was formed in 1989 with the purpose to engage youth through innovative programs, events and campaigns that effectively serve their communities. The commission will inspire and empower other youth to lead and participate in local volunteer programs. For more information please visit