South Bend Youth Task Force

The City of South Bend’s Youth Task Force (SBYTF) gives the youth of South Bend an opportunity to participate in city government and make an impact in their community. Members of the Youth Task Force get to design and drive an advocacy program that targets issues that specifically affect the youth in the community. SBYTF members are offered the opportunity to volunteer in their community and give public officials constructive feedback and recommendations. It is a community-based group open to all South Bend residents in grades 9th through 12th who attends a school in city limits.

In addition to filling out the application below, be sure to sign each of the waivers below, scan them, and email them (in one email) to the Director of Community Outreach for the Mayor's Office, Cherri Peate, at or mail them to the address in the application. Your application is not complete without these signatures.

2018 Youth Task Force Application SBYTF Attendance Policy SBYTF Release and Waiver

Youth Task Force FAQs

Follow the South Bend Youth Task Force on Facebook

Video: South Bend's Youth Task Force

Video: South Bend Youth Task Force Campaign to End Violence


For additional information contact:

Cherri Peate

Director of Community Outreach

Office of the Mayor