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Category Archives: Governor’s Youth Council

Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013 Posted on Nov 13

As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of   …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013

Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013 Posted on Nov 13

I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart.   …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013

Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC Posted on Oct 4

Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues   …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC

Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Fallon Rice of the Governor’s Youth Council   My name is Fallon Rice and I have been on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council since November of 2011. I have always been involved in my community, and through that have made connections with many   …Continue Reading Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council

Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Kit Freddura of the Governor’s Youth Council   The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council popped into my life very unexpectedly. One day my guidance counselor pulled me aside after class and handed me a packet about the Council. I had never heard of it before   …Continue Reading Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council

Join Us on January 25 to Black Out Bullying Posted on Jan 13

Hi, my name is Emaan Syed and I am the Essex County representative on the Governor’s Youth Council.  I live in North Andover and am studying at Umass Amherst. The Council narrowed down two main issues we wanted to focus on during our term; youth   …Continue Reading Join Us on January 25 to Black Out Bullying