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Highlights 2013-2014

The 2013 - 2014 Worcester Youth Council began their term on November 7, 2013. Highlights from this term thus far include volunteer events at the Festival of Lights and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a presentation from the Worcester Division of Public Health and the HOPE Coalition regarding tobacco and the subsequent creation of a Public Service Announcement and an introduction to municipal government.

In addition to service projects and awareness campaigns, during their term the Worcester Youth Council will research three topics affecting Worcester's Youth and present to the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation. This year the WYC's subcommittees are:

Education Subcommittee

  • The Education Subcommittee will focus on the drop-out rates and methods of prevention among high school students.

Youth Homelessness Subcommittee

  • The Youth Homelessness Subcommittee will focus on the causes of youth homelessness and services available to homeless youth in Worcester.

Mental Health Subcommittee

  • The Mental Health Subcommittee will focus on the prevalence of mental health disorder among youth in Worcester, stigma and the effect of mental illness on school and relationships.

Kick Butts Day

The Worcester Youth Council has teamed up with Cable Services and developed a Public Service Announcement about deceptive tobacco marketing aimed toward youth. The world premiere of this PSA will coincide with Kick Butts Day 2014.

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community, encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free and urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.

Council Members

Karina Abeddy
Mayte E. Baez
Charles Dodos
Mohamed Elmaola
Nii Lawson
Arely Martinez
Jose Moreta
Abena Oworae
Monika Piascik
Kathrina Mia Ruiz
Katia Wheeler

Council Video

Kick Butts Day PSA
Kick Butts Day PSA

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