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Youth Council

Youth CouncilThe Worcester Youth Council was created to provide young people with a direct connection to local government and to serve as the official voice of Worcester's youth.

Eligibility Requirements: High school students, ages 14-19, residing in the City of Worcester.

Council Composition: Nineteen (19) members including one (1) representative from each of the eight (8) public high schools, six (6) private schools, two (2) charter high schools in Worcester and three (3) at-large representatives.

Meetings: The Worcester Youth Council will meet bi-weekly on Thursday from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM.

How to Join

High School administrators and teachers from each of the high schools located in the City of Worcester will be contacted to recommend three (3) students to represent their school on the City of Worcester Youth Council. The selection committee will review the recommendations and choose one (1) representative from each school for a total of sixteen (16).

Recommendation Format: Student information form, recommendation letter, commitment form and parental consent form.

The Council will also have three (3) at-large seats open to any youth who resides in the City of Worcester but attends high school outside of the city or is home schooled. These candidates will be chosen based on the strength of an application.

Application Format: Student information form, essay, letter of recommendation, commitment form and parental consent form.

  • The application deadline for the 2013-2014 Youth Council has passed. Information related to the 2014-2015 Youth Council term will be posted when available.

For questions, please contact:

City of Worcester Youth Opportunities Office
25 Meade Street, Room 208
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 799-1328
Fax: (508) 799-8572

Members 2013-2014

Karina Abeddy, St. Mary's Junior/Senior High School
Mayte E. Baez, Claremont Academy
Charles Dodos, Burncoat High School
Mohamed Elmaola, St. Peter Marian Junior/Senior High School
Nii Lawson, North High School
Arely Martinez, University Park Campus School
Jose Moreta, South High Community School
Abena Oworae, Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
Monika Piascik, Doherty Memorial High School
Kathrina Mia Ruiz, Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
Katia Wheeler, Worcester Technical High School

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