Hampton, VA: Hampton Youth Commission
The Hampton Youth Commission is a city funded Commission composed of 24 high school aged youth from all four of the public high schools in Hampton as well as Peninsula Catholic and Hampton Roads Academy. The Hampton Youth Commission represents the ideas and opinions of young people in the city, in order for the youth to have a more formal role in the city's planning and decision making. Youth Commission members speak on issues that are most important to them and their peers, and try to improve the city for other young people. Along with city improvement, the Commission also allocates funds for other youth related groups and activities, and acts as an advisory board to City Council and other groups that may need their input. Click here to learn more.