For Immediate Release - July 10, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK HEARS FROM YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ALUMNI

Governors Youth Council Reunion
Governor Patrick hosted a Governor’s Statewide Youth Council Reunion at the State House. (Photo: Jeremiah Robinson / Governor's Office). View full size photo.

BOSTON – Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick hosted members and alumni of the Governor’s Youth Council Monday in the State House at the first statewide Youth Council reunion. The youth shared what they have accomplished as a Youth Council member as well as their goals going forward.

“I continue to be impressed with these amazing young leaders. Their commitment to civic engagement make them incredible role models for the next generation,” said Governor Patrick. “I look forward to continuing to work with them to focus on the issues that are important to youth in Massachusetts.” 

The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council is currently comprised of 28 young people ages 14 - 20, representing all 14 counties of Massachusetts. Council members were selected to advise Governor Patrick on key issues affecting youth across the Commonwealth.

The 2008 – 2010 Governor’s Youth Council played a strong role in advocating for the passage of the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying legislation. The 2010 – 2012 Youth Council continued to focus on the issue of bullying, and worked with schools and communities to host “No Name Calling Day” on January 25, 2012 to raise awareness against bullying in schools. The Council is currently planning various anti-bullying initiatives to kick-off the 2012-2013 school year.

The following members participated in Monday’s reunion:

CITY OR TOWN

First Name

Last Name

AmherstTanyaKaragiannis
BrewsterPatrickJohnson
CotuitLaurenLogan
East BostonKimberlyMendoza
Fall RiverLeearaHunt
GillEmilyBolduc
Great BarringtonArielBush
HolyokeJuanGonzalez
HopedaleKiaraLum
Hyde ParkJamilaSealy-Norvin
MaldenEvyTran
MarshfieldMikeMayes
MashpeeMichelleLastra
MashpeeRyanStanley
MonsonValerieDiCristoforo
New BedfordGabrielleMonteiro
North AndoverEmaanSyed
SalemVictor (Manny)Cruz
SomervilleKevinMa
South HadleyKadenBelanger
SpringfieldJamesVillalobos
SpringfieldCaleb S.Alvarez
StockbridgeLouisaWilde Carman
StoughtonDanishaDumornay
StoughtonJoseRodrigues
Wellesley HillsKathryneBrauner
WestfordKevinQian
WeymouthAndreaMcDonagh
WorcesterCaleb S.Encarnacion-Rivera
WorcesterDaniellePingue

 

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