Please find the 2014 Youth Council Application in the Youth Council Downloads section at the bottom of this page.
2013-2014 City of Concord Youth Council Members
2014 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board: President, Anna Hathcock; Vice President, Caroline Fisher; Secretary, Emily Shriver; Finance Chair, Callie Alvarado; Program/Marketing Chair, Will Yoder, and Catilin Epstein, Social Chair.
Advisors are Debbie Littlefield, Parks & Recreation Supervisor; Taylor Morris, Parks & Recreation Program Specialist and Ron Ferrell, CID, Concord Police.
Youth Council Events
Union Street Live!, third Thursday May-Sept., Downtown Concord
Youth Council members sold raffle tickets for a basket of items donated by downtown businesses. Members also passed out surveys about upcomig events for the attendees to fill out.
Matthew Hendrix, chair
Alex Johnson, chair
Esther's Heart's Backpacks for Hope
Maddie Bovasso, chair.
Community Free Clinic, third Tuesday, continual through out the school year
Alexas Gorbey & Tre' Williams, co-chairs.
Camp Ready Kids, July 17 & 18, Fire Station #8, July 24 & 25, Harris Road Middle School
Camp Ready Kids is a fun and rewarding project that allows Youth Council members to interact with children in a safe environment. The camp is run by American Red Cross and teaches safety and disaster preparedness to elementary aged children. Our task was to entertain those attending for a half hour during their lunch break, to get their energy out. We played water games both days at both camps.
Sara Strathmann, chair.
Streetlight 5K Frolic, July 12, Downtown Concord
5 Youth Council volunteers manned the arts & crafts table where the children made sand bracelets and colored magnets. Children also were able to be creative by squiring liquid chalk on the street. Everything went well and the children looked like they were having a blast.
Kyungmun Baek, chair.
Streetlight 5K & Fun Run, July 12, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
8 Youth Council volunteers manned the water tables, handing out cups of water to the runners, served as course marshalls by making sure they stayed on course, assited with the after-race food and water table and at the trophy table. 404 registered runners made the 5K a success.
Andre Aguiar, chair.
Safety Palooza, September 21, Kmart parking lot
This free community event taught children about safety awareness while having fun! Children as well as parents participated in the Fire Safety House, car seat check, texting & driving course, games and amusements, mediciine drop, free dog tags, finger painting and live music. Children could also win free prizes such as a bicycle, HD TV and more.
Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem, chair.
Social: Eat at Moe's "Moe's Monday", September 23, Moe's Restaurant
Emily Shriver, chair & social committee.
Dog Food Drive, September 30
Seth Kirby, chair.
Dogs’ Day Out, October 19, Les Myers Park
At Dogs Day Out, we got the opportunity to check in pets at the Paws Headquarters, sell food and baked goods to the event-goers, play with dogs in the off leash area, and watch as the puppies strutted their stuff on the stage. Though dreary in the morning, the weather got better and we had a great turn out. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and helped set up, run, and clean up Dogs Day Out.
Bailey Kirby, chair.
Pumpkin Prowl, October 29, Hartsell Recreation Center
Vikas Kejriwal, chair.
Social: Horror Fields, October 26, Sawmills, NC
The Horror Fields Social was a great sucess! It was attended by Abigail Bestler, Alex Johnson, Anna Hathcock, Caitlin Epstein, Cal Hoke, Callie Alvarado, Caroline Fisher, Dorothy McGee, Jarius Propst, Madison Jenkins, Mariana Mendez, Matthew Hendrix, Riley Olsen, Same Lipson, Sarah Hendrix, Symira Squires, Vikas Kejriwal. We shot zombies and went through the haunted maze and had a great time!
Emily Shriver, chair & Social Committee
5 Alarm 5K, November 2, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Austin Barbee, chair.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
Operation Christmas Child was a wonderful first event for me to chair. It was fun, exciting, and I knew it would help benefit people around the world. I gave out ten boxes to people who were interested in creating a box, and I got ten of those boxes back! I feel like that was a really good participation level due to the limit of boxes I had to give out. In fact, when I was handing out boxes many people came up to me because they were interested in participating in this project. Yesterday while receiving the boxes from people, it warmed my heart to see how people were so kind and created these gifts for people who would not have a christmas without it. All in all, I loved how this project turned out and I am so glad I was able to chair it and I hope to chair this event in the future.
Meg Aldridge, chair.
Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 22, Downtown Concord
The Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on Market Street, which is right next to the police station from 5:30 to 7:30. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy activities such as coloring ornaments, visiting Santa, or riding on a horse drawn trolley. Youth Council participated in this event because it happens very close to where we have our meetings, and because we want to be a part of the Christmas cheer. Overall, it was an amazing and fun event to be a part of and I hope Youth Council never stops doing it!Callie Alvarado, chair.
Krispy Kringle Coffee House, November 18, Old Courthouse Theatre
This event was canceled.
Grant Conversano, chair.
Holiday Happenings, December 7, Downtown Concord
We helped assist the children with icing their houses. There was about 115 children. And we had a lot of fun with the kids and helping out.
Mary Lauren Willis, chair.
Concord Rotary Can-A-Thon, December 14, Various grocery stores,
Anna Catherine Carroll & Courtney Gordon, co-chairs.
Christmas Feast meeting, December 19, Anna Hathcock's home
Emily Shriver, chair & social committee
Haiti Sock Collection
Caroline Turner, chair.
Cops & Kids, December 21, Boys & Girls Club/Kmart
The event was a success, a lot of the kids enjoyed the event with shopping with a cop. All of the youth council members teamed up with a cop from the event that had a kid. Then the kids went with the cops and drove in the cop cars pushing the sirons, and makeing as much noise as they possibly can with the cop cars down the street to kmart. All of the kids had 250 tax free dollars to spend on whatever they wanted, some kids parents made a list for the kid but if some stuff was not at the kmart the kid would buy a gift card. At the end of the event the kids rode back with a car full of toys and went back to the boys and girls club for pizza soda and a lot of fun at the boys and girls club.
Jairus Propst, chair.
Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, January 27
Michaela Zuraff, chair.8 members met before a meeting and made 10 fleece blankets, which were later delivered to JGCH. The staff was very appreciative of the blankets. The blankets will warm the hearts of the children who receive them during thier stay in the hospital.
Nicole Ashburn, chair.
Operation: Teddy Bear Drop, February 3, Build-A-Bear Workshop @ Concord Mills
9 members joined me at Build-A-Bear Workshop on Monday to make ten bears for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital. We made 5 girl bears and 5 boy bears. It was fun seeing the guys spin in circles and kiss thier bear's hearts. We took a picture to give to Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital along with the bears. It was a touching experience that I was glad to be a part of and I hope these bears will make 10 children happy.
Madison Walker, chair.
9 members each made a bear. We had lots of fun as we warmed their hearts, stuffed and groomed them then picked out cute little outfits for them. All members that came had a great time and after the bears were made, we took them to the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital.
Alexandra Spriggs, chair.
Social: CiCi's Pizza, February
Caitlin Epstein, chair.
Ushers, Summer & Smoke, February 15, 21, 22 Old Courthouse Theatre
At the Old Courthouse Theatre, we ushered people to their seats and handed out programs. Youth Council also helped with concessions at intermission.
Caroline Fisher & Emily Shriver, chair.
Valentines 2 Seniors, February 14, Crescent Heights
Due to the snow, the entire committee was not able to attend. Abby and Will delivered the valentines Youth Council members made at the 2/10 meeting to the residents on Valentine's Day.
Abby Stoddard, chair.
SeussFest, March 1, Concord Library
Members volunteered to play Seuss related games and arts & crafts with the chilldren after the Library staff read a Dr. Seuss book. We also had a photo area with a Cat in the Hat and costumes for them to play in.
Matthew Hendrix, chair.
Quest for the Code, March 15, Cabarrus Events Arena
Alex Johnson & Cal Hoke, co-chairs.
Bunny Run Festival, April 19, Downtown Concord
Anna Silver, chair.
5K Bunny Run, April 19, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Rachel Silver, chair.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, April 26, Dave & Busters
Dorothy McGee, chair
Spring Into Arts Festival, May 3, Downtown Concord
Anna Catherine Carroll & Kira Garcia Caroline Turner and John Eury, co-chairs.
Awards Banquet, May 19, Hotel Concord
Sarah Aldridge & Anna Hathcock, co-chairs.