The Dallas Youth Commission is a group of civically engaged and diverse youth located in the City of Dallas. Originally founded in 1994, the Youth Commission provides a much needed voice for students here in Dallas with a purpose to address and advocate for issues and bring impactful change to the community. The Youth Commission is governed by a talented fifteen member board consisting of high school students (grade 9-12) and aims to serve their community while gaining the tools necessary to become effective and dedicated leaders in the future. During its tenure, the Youth Commission has spearheaded numerous projects that include youth forums, community service events, crime prevention programs, a smoking ordinance, and a youth resource guide.