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 people. One person in particular told me about a fantastic opportunity to serve on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council. When I read the Council description, I knew it was right for me. I filled out the application but was not initially chosen for a position. However, soon after, I received a very exciting phone call asking if I was still interested in the position, and of course, I was. The following month, I was sworn into the Council with two other people. I have enjoyed every second of my time on the Council. My favorite event was when we put together our own anti-bullying rally. We had a showing of the movie, “Bully” and then a march through the Boston Common where we chanted and held signs about bullying prevention. The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council has been one of my best experiences. I am thrilled that we have now established an alumni group. When my time with the Council is over, I can still be involved. I look forward to keeping in touch and staying involved with each person who chooses to help better the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the means of the Council.
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
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
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