January 21, 2010, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed
an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan creating a
Youth Commission to gather input from local youth and teens on County
issues affecting them. The Youth Commission would serve in an advisory
capacity to the Board, learn about government, participate in the
process of Miami-Dade County government, and represent and articulate
the needs of youth in the county.
The Youth Commission will consist of 27 students between the ages of 15
and 18 in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Each County Commissioner will
appoint two members of the Youth Commission, one of whom must be
enrolled in a Miami-Dade County public school. Students appointed by a
Commissioner may be a student attending a parochial or private school
in the CommissionerÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s district.