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For the second year in a row, Maricopa High School junior Evan Grace has been appointed to serve on the Governor’s Youth Commission.

Fifty-one high school sophomores, juniors and seniors were appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family and will play a vital role inspiring Arizona’s youth to “take the lead” in their communities. The GYC has chosen to focus on substance abuse, bullying, teen dating violence, distracted driving, and civics education in their respective counties

Evan will serve on the Substance Abuse Committee and has been appointed the position of vice president. He is currently featured on the official GYC website for his recent honor of being the recipient of the Daily Point of Light Award from the President George H.W. Bush foundation.

“I am proud to appoint these young leaders and to give them the opportunity to serve as community ambassadors,” Ducey stated. “Each year, I am impressed by the commission members’ accomplishments for Arizona and look forward to what they will achieve this school year.”

For the third year in a row, the GYC helped the state of Arizona achieve its No. 1 ranking in the world in youth-led service projects. Last year the youth in Arizona logged over 70,234 service hours on the BeSeenBeHeard.az.gov website, and hosted 1,200 Arizona youth at Youth Leadership Day.

The GYC was established in 1989.

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