Youth Commission

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The York County Youth Commission (YCYC) serves as a communications link between the youth of York County and the Board of Supervisors by researching and presenting student issues, problems, needs, ideas, and suggestions. The YCYC also makes recommendations regarding programs provided to youth and participates in their establishment when appropriate. Service on the YCYC increases members’ knowledge of local government and provides opportunities for leadership skills development and close teamwork with other students from across the county.

For high school students (grades 9-12) residing in York County. Members of the current 2023-2024 York County Youth Commission (YCYC) were appointed on June 6, 2023, by the Board of Supervisors. Their term runs from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month.

Scott Hendricks
Staff Liaison
Phone: 757-890-3500

CHAIRMAN:  Thomas Shriner


 SECRETARY:  Nikhil Sosale

2023-2024 Members

Name District School
Mina Rizk District 1 Bruton High School
Thomas Shriner District 1 Bruton High School
Ayla XO District 1 Homeschool
Allison Candelario District 2 Grafton High School
Hannah Hong District 2 Grafton High School
Nikhil Sosale District 2 Grafton High School
Jacob Corbett District 3 York High School
Cait Hogan District 3 York High School
Taelyn Hoover Smith District 3 York High School
Moana Jackson District 4
Grafton High School
Abbigale Smith District 4 York High School
Maana Vora District 4 Grafton High School
Malini Dharni District 5 Tabb High School
Joshua Namkoong District 5 Tabb High School
Janie Qing District 5 Tabb High School


The Youth Commission is made up of 15 high school students, 3 from each election district. Members must be residents of York County and enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in a public, private or home school.


In an effort to gain student input, the YCYC conducts student surveys and hosts annual Town Hall Meetings in the high schools each spring where students can meet in a face to face setting with a member of the Board of Supervisors and a member of the School Board to ask questions. Finally, the YCYC performs and/or sponsors various service projects throughout the year and helps organize and/or publicize countywide high school social events to help build a sense of community among all students living here.


The Youth Commission was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1983 and is governed by a set of bylaws. For more information view the Youth Commission Bylaws (PDF).


  • Monthly September through May 6 to no later than 8 p.m. 
  • 2nd Monday of every month (Determined by Commission at the beginning of the year)
  • Yorktown Library
    8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy
    Yorktown, VA 23692