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

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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

Holiday Festivities at the State House Posted on Dec 9

Holiday Festivities at the State House

Rose Arruda Event Outreach Department of Argiculture  Squeals of delight will once again echo through Nurses’ Hall to the front lawn of the State House during the Annual Tree Lighting event on Monday, December 12, as nearly 150 children (and many adults) will gather for   …Continue Reading Holiday Festivities at the State House

Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex Posted on Jun 28

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs This week, the Governor discusses youth violence prevention initiatives in Roxbury, meets his summer interns, honors 100 outstanding college bound high schoolers, discusses storm recovery and rebuilding in Western Massachusetts and celebrates the groundbreaking of the new   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex

Education Reform Update Posted on Jun 10

Education Reform Update

Governor Patrick with students at Stoneham High School. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office) There’s been a lot of activity on the education front lately, with the Governor and Lt. Governor’s team focused on implementing last year’s Education Reform bill and making sure that a great school is   …Continue Reading Education Reform Update

There are 3,000 youth waiting for you! Posted on Jan 20

There are 3,000 youth waiting for you!

Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps   As I reflect upon my youth, I can remember the different supportive adults who were there to lend an ear and guide me through moments of discovery and help me become much of who I am today.  For many young   …Continue Reading There are 3,000 youth waiting for you!

Dear Students: Stay Here Posted on Oct 4

Dear Students: Stay Here

October 4, 2010 Students of Massachusetts: My path to Massachusetts may be similar to your own. I’m originally from elsewhere, the South Side of Chicago. I came here as a teenager when a program called “A Better Chance” offered me just that – a chance   …Continue Reading Dear Students: Stay Here

A Haven For Kids Thrives in Brockton Posted on Aug 10

A Haven For Kids Thrives in Brockton

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Entering the world of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton is stepping into a whirlwind of activity. There are kids everywhere – on the basketball courts, in the teen lounge, in the game   …Continue Reading A Haven For Kids Thrives in Brockton