Sacramento Youth Commission

Commissioners are ages 14-24 and attend and live in the Sacramento City Limits. Commissioners provide recommendations and advice to the city council, the youth development policy manager, and the Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment Department on policies, projects, programs, and other matters pertaining to youth. Please see website for information on becoming a commissioner. Follow the SYC Instagram page @SYCYouthCom.

Summer at City Hall

 The S@CH program is a six-week summer learning experience that provides students the opportunity to learn local government processes and how to become an active member of their community. Students are supported throughout the program by credentialed teachers that deliver a curriculum focusing on civic engagement, governmental structure and youth development. This program is an exciting way to learn how to find your inner voice and bring a youth perspective to real city issues and concerns.

California Center for Civic Participation

 non-profit civic education organization focusing on engaging youth by sparking their interest with exposure to real excitement of the democratic process, sustaining it with active, hands-on programs on topics that are meaningful to young people.

Youth HUB

The youth steering committee makes recommendations to South Sacramento HUB on issues relevant to youth and help bring change to the South Sacramento Community.

City of Sacramento, Youth Volunteers & Resources

See robust list of youth volunteer opportunities from Front Street Animal Shelter, Fairytale Town, and Sacramento Zoo.

Youth Volunteer Directory

A comprehensive directory of nonprofit organizations and government agencies that welcome youth as volunteers. 

Hands on Sacramento

Directory of local COVID-19 response volunteer opportunities.

California Volunteers

Website dedicated to help individuals respond to COVID-19.

Girl Scouts 

Visit Girl Scouts here.

CAIR California Muslin Youth Leadership Program

Visit Muslim Youth Leadership program here

Sac Kids First Coalition Youth Civic Engagement

Visit Youth Civic Engagement here.

Sacramento ACT Youth Justice

Visit Youth Justice here.

PRO Youth & Families Advocacy and Civic Engagement Programming 

Visit Families and Civic Engagement here.

Jakara Movement Bhujangan Kaur Leadership Academy for Girls 13-18

Visit the Leadership Academy here.

Jakara Movement Bhujangi 2020 Youth Academy for High school age boys

Visit the Jakara Movement here.

Get Involved

Find a program and activity locally here.

Youth Providers submit a Resource.