106 S. St. Mary's, 7th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205
The San Antonio Youth Commission (SAYC) advises Mayor and City Council on important youth issues. SAYC members develop policy recommendations and organize city-wide benefitting youth in our community.
The City of San Antonio launched the San Antonio Youth Commission (SAYC) on July 25, 1991.
The SAYC is comprised of 22 members attending high school. There are two members from each City Council District and two Mayoral appointees.
Commission meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday of the month to discuss city-wide issues affecting youth and to plan meaningful events.
The San Antonio Youth Commission is collaborating with Community Partners on Youth Voter Engagement for the November election. Please check back in mid-October for a Voter Toolkit regarding the different elections taking place.
In 2018, the San Antonio Youth Commission (SAYC) focused on raising the visibility of youth issues and developed a youth-informed public policy agenda to share with the City Council.
In August 2019, the SAYC presented policy recommendations on Teen Mental Health, Gun Violence, Transportation, and Education to the CHEC committee and continue to evaluate implementation plans by City leadership.
Applicants must be in high school during the upcoming school year to be considered. Rising freshman and rising seniors are welcome to apply, however it is best to apply as a rising sophomore or junior so you already have a feel for high school and can be a commissioner for an entire 2-3 year term.
If you have any questions about the process please contact us.
Elizabeth De La Rosa
Interim Secretary, District 7
Interim Chair, District 10
For questions or concerns, contact Ashley Poston.
For meeting dates and times, please visit the Office of the City Clerk website.