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Youth Engagement Program
Youth Engagement Program LogoThe City's Youth Engagement Program This offers many opportunities for youth to get involved with their city government and community. Teens who are enrolled in a Durango High School (9th-12th grade for the 2016-2017 school year) or are a Durango resident and home-schooled are eligible to apply for a one-year position that runs September through May on the Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission or as a youth liaison to one of the other City boards. The positions run September through May.

Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission
The mayor's youth advisory commission makes recommendations to the City Council and directly addresses issues concerning youth in the community. The commission annually hosts the Youth Expo, a forum to see all the schools, activities, opportunities, and resources for teens side by side. Made up of 7 members and 2 alternates. Meetings are held twice a month.

Apply for the Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission & Youth Engagement Program

The City is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications are due Monday, April 18th at 4:30 pm. Interested students should fill out the application (application will download) and return it to the City Manager's Office (949 E. 2nd Ave) or by email at  by the April 18th deadline.

Youth Engagement Program Mission Statement
The City of Durango’s Youth Engagement Program aims to promote youth and community partnerships, encourage teen engagement and cultivate meaningful opportunities for Durango’s young adults.