Please find the 2013 Youth Council Application in the Youth Council Downloads section at the bottom of this page.
2012-2013 City of Concord Youth Council Members
2013 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board are: President, Sarah Aldridge; Vice President, Anna Hathcock; Secretary, Sarah Hendrix; Finance Chair, Caroline Fisher; Program/Marketing Chair, Tre' Williams, and Emily Shriver, 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
Alvarez Neely, 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
Bailey Kirby, chair.
Pumpkin Prowl, October 29, Hartsell Recreation Center
Vikas Kejriwal, chair.
Social: Horror Fields, October 26, Sawmills, NC
Emily Shriver, chair & Social Committee
5 Alarm 5K, November 2, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Austin Barbee, chair.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
Meg Aldridge, chair.
Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 22, Downtown Concord
Callie Alvarado, chair.
Christmas Parade Social, November 23, Union Street
Emily Shriver, chair & social committee
Krispy Kringle Coffee House, November 18, Old Courthouse Theatre
Grant Conversano, chair.
Holiday Happenings, December 7, Downtown Concord
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
Jairus Propst, chair.
Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, January 27
Michaela Zuraff, chair.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.
Alexandra Spriggs, chair.
Social: CiCi's Pizza, January or February
Ushers, Summer & Smoke, February 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2 , Old Courthouse Theatre
Sarah AldridgeCaroline Fisher & Emily Shriver, chair.
Valentines 2 Seniors, February 14, First Assembly Living Center & another location
Abby Stoddard & Matthew Hendrix, chairs.
SeussFest, March 1, Concord Library
Sarah Aldridge, chair.
Bunny Run Festival, April 19, Downtown Concord
Anna Silver, chair.
5K Bunny Run, April 19, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Rachel Silver, chair.
Viva Verde Earth Fest, April ?
Sara Crisp & Alexas Gorbey, chair.
Spring Into Arts Festival, May 4, Downtown Concord
Anna Catherine Carroll & Kira Garcia Courtney Gordon & Alexandra Spriggs,chairs
Awards Banquet, May 19, Hotel Concord
Sarah Aldridge & 2014 President,chairs