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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Tag Archives: young adults

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

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea Posted on Dec 15

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last week, Roca, a non-profit organization serving young people in Chelsea hosted the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement for a discussion about their Massachusetts. The conversation started with education- from the strengths and weaknesses of local high   …Continue Reading Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape Posted on Nov 19

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

    Posted by: Cynthia Orellana, Commonwealth Corps Coordinator On Thursday evening we held our latest forum of the “What’s Your Massachusetts” Young Adult series with Secretary Greg Bialecki of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.  This time we met with about 100   …Continue Reading Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

Talking with teens in Springfield Posted on Oct 29

Talking with teens in Springfield

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday afternoon, we met with thirty Springfield Coalition Youth Ambassadors from different neighborhoods in Springfield as a part of the fall listening tour. They told us what they liked about living in Springfield and Massachusetts in   …Continue Reading Talking with teens in Springfield

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass Posted on Oct 26

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Wednesday afternoon we held our first lunchtime young adults meeting with Governor Patrick at UMass Amherst with more engaged and eager participants than ever before. (Check out The Daily Collegian and several local newspapers that covered the   …Continue Reading Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving? Posted on Sep 21

Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving?

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Young adulthood is an especially exciting time, filled with new opportunities and independence.  It can also be a particularly anxious time: not only are you embarking on a life of your own, you’re also often adjusting   …Continue Reading Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving?

Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 10

Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday night the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement hosted a great discussion about the state of the Commonwealth, from the perspective of young adults. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki made a pitch for   …Continue Reading Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts