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Youth Commission

   

Responsibilities

Members of this commission serve as an advisory body to the City Council, other city commissions and city staff on issues such as finding solutions for local youth problems, providing community youth with an outlet for expressing interests and opinions, making the public aware of the Youth Commission program, and other issues of importance to youth. The Youth Commission consists of 12 voting members and 3 alternates appointed by the City Council; meetings are held once a month.

Persons appointed to serve on the commission shall reside within the Federal Way city limits during the member’s terms. The City Council will select commission members representing a diverse cross-section of the service schools. Sophomores and juniors are eligible. Members are appointed to serve two-year terms; all commissioners serve without compensation. 

 

   Members

  • Amy Ojeaburu
  • Nic Pagliocco
  • Emily Odom
  • Nede Obviebo
  • Ainsley Yoshizumi
  • Daniel Chung
  • Iris Hamilton
  • Ankita Sharma
  • Samuel Lee
  • Shi-Hyun “Shawn” Yu
  • Vacant, Positions
  • Vacant, Positions
  • Vacant, Alternate
  • Vacant, Alternate
  • Vacant, Alternate

   Meetings

 

 

 

 

 


FirStep Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the FirStep Scholarship! The Federal Way Youth Commission established the FirStep Scholarship in 2019 to award funds to youth who are unable to afford recreational activities.  Based on the belief that recreation is important for the emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of children, it is the Youth Commission’s goal to make a positive difference and provide opportunity underprivileged youth.

  • No limit on residence
  • One recreation program per application / FWCC 3 month membership
  • We will award up to $1000 per quarter.
  • FirStep Scholarship is not retroactive and cannot be applied toward previous registrations and/or membership payments.

Funds awarded are at the discretion of the YC and may not be at the full price of the requestor.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be in grades 6th-12th (12-17yrs) with proof of school id
  • Households must be approved through FWCC Fee Reduction program
  • Can apply once a quarter (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December)

Application Process:

  1. Get approved for Financial Assistance through FWCC.
  2. Fill out the application form in its entirety.
  3. Youth Commission will review applications on the 4th Thursday of each month for the following month.

Contact

Kimberly Ledyard
Community Recreation Coordinator
kim.ledyard@cityoffederalway.com
253-835-6934

David Clemons
Customer Service Coordinator
david.clemons@cityoffederalway.com
253-835-6949