HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT COURTS AND THE LAW
IN SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT’S JUDICIAL YOUTH CORPS
Boston—Seventeen Boston Public High School students spent the spring and summer learning about the role of the judiciary and the rule of law, and received an inside view of how the court system works to help people resolve disputes in the fifteenth annual Judicial Youth Corps program, sponsored by the Supreme Judicial Court.
Working alongside judges, attorneys, and court staff who volunteer to teach and mentor students or to supervise them in their summer internships, the high school students gain an understanding of the judicial system through interactive educational sessions in May and June and in paid internships in courts throughout Boston in July and August. Field trips to the Nashua Street Jail and Boston Police Department are also part of their learning experience.
This summer students worked in offices at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston Municipal Court, including the divisions of Dorchester, Roxbury and West Roxbury, Boston Housing Court, Suffolk Probate and Family Court, and the Suffolk Superior Court. The internships were paid through funds from the Boston Private Industry Council.
The program is administered by the SJC’s Public Information Office with the assistance of Attorney Gerald Howland, Director of Another Course to College. Supreme Judicial Court Justice Roderick L. Ireland is an active participant and advisor to the program.
Pictured with Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall and Justice Roderick L. Ireland are (from left): Judicial Youth Corps Coordinator Vanessa Scott; Adam Dobbs, a student at Boston Arts Academy; Mina Cao, a student at the Economics and Business Academy; Tylica Pabone, a student at Jeremiah E. Burke High School; Amina Owens, a student at Monument High School; LaToya McElroy Howard, a student at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School; Carla Daley, a student at Boston Latin Academy; Shanay Charles, a student at Another Course to College; Justin Smith, a student at the John D. O’Bryant High School; Nicole Pierre, a student at Boston Community Leadership Academy; Michelle Reed, a student at Hyde Park High School; Daniel Attridge, a student at Boston Latin School; Fabiola R. Decius, a student at John D. O’Bryant High School; Efrain Ernesto Arias, a student at Fenway High School; Attorney Gerald Howland, Judicial Youth Corps Instructor and Director of Another Course to College; Erica Green, a student at Another Course to College; Adelcia Brando Spinola, a student at Madison Park High School; Rykia White, a student at Fenway High School; SJC Public Information Officer Joan Kenney; Nayquan Robinson, a student at Dorchester Education Complex.