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 then, but that night I did my research and became truly excited about this opportunity. After writing, rewriting, and re-rewriting my application essays, I sealed my application and mailed it off. Then I just had to wait.
The following October, after the Council had admittedly slipped my mind, I received a letter in the mail. I opened it, and was incredulous to see that I, of all people, had been accepted to the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council! Since opening that letter things have been a blur. From the inauguration ceremony to now, time has been flying in the best way.
Now the Council is focusing on issues relating to education and I am very excited about what we can do. We have been brainstorming many ideas, such as a statewide book drive to help foster reading, and a rally at the Statehouse with various speakers.
The inauguration ceremony still remains a very powerful memory. That feeling of shaking Governor Patrick’s hand and knowing that you are a part of something that can change the state for the better was incredible and I cannot wait to work towards a better future for our Commonwealth.
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