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The purpose of the Commission shall be to promote connections in our community which empower, enhance and nurture children and youth. The Commission will access resources and information to make recommendations to people and organizations with authority to create and support systems that encourage healthy development of children and youth.

The Commission on the Status of Children and Youth holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall at Showers, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Hooker Conference Room, Suite 245. For more information contact Nancy Woolery, Commission on the Status of Children and Youth Liaison at 812-349-3851 or

2017 Meeting Schedule: 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, and 12/19.

Commission on the Status of Children and Youth Brochure (PDF 3.06 MB)

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit the following application and send your resume to We will keep the application on file for one year so your application will be viewed if a position opens up.

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QUALIFICATIONS: Members should be representative of low income, community and social services for children and youth server providers.

2016 SWAGGER Award Recipients!

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth awarded the commission's second annual S.W.A.G.G.E.R. Award on November 15, 2016 to four area youth. The S.W.A.G.G.E.R. Award recognizes Students Who Act Generously, Grow and Earn Respect. Award submissions included students who have volunteered with their faith communities, schools or area non-profits, assisted a friend or neighbor in need, mentored a younger students, exemplified a positive attitude among peers, showed respect for others or improved academically.

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The inaugural group of S.W.A.G.G.E.R. recipients include:Grade 4-6 Category: Mariah Busch, Summit Elementary School; Grade 7-8 Category: Ava Santner; Grade 9-12 Category: Kira Axsiom, Bloomington High School South and Grade 9-12 Category: Becca Smith, Bloomington High School South


Parents: "How to talk to your children after a Tragedy".

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Children's Mental Health Awareness

The first week of May (May 1-7) is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition, and 8% of youth have an anxiety disorder. When the Commission on the Status of Children and Youth spoke with local children's therapists, many of the therapists stated that anxiety was a major problem for children in Bloomington. In order to increase awareness in the community about anxiety in children, the Commission has created the following booklet for parents and caregivers to utilize:

Anxiety in Children Booklet (PDF 510.29 KB)

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