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
Abryanna Vidot, chair
Esther's Heart's Backpacks
Kirsten Spencer, chair.
Community Free Clinic, third Tuesday, continual through out the school year
This monthly project met at CFC on the third Tuesday of the months Sept-April. One member volunteered at the front desk; two other members volunteered in the pharmacy. This project was rewarding because voounteers saw first hand how their efforts made a difference in the community.
Lindsey Richardson, chair.
Camp Ready Kids, June 20 & 21, Fire Station #8
We entertained the participants during their lunch time. We set up materials for relays and filled up water balloons. The games we played were two relays and then a water balloon toss similar to hot potato.
Griffin Fiedler, chair.
Camp Ready Kids, July 20 & 11, Fire Station #9
On July 10th & 11th, Youth Council members Sara Strathmann, Rachel Silver, Caroline Fisher, Sarah Hendrix and Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem helped at Camp Ready Kids. The camp is a free program coordinated by the American Red Cross to promote helath and fire safety for children in the community. Our members played games during their lunch time. We ran relays and played with water balloons.
Nicole Ashburn, chair.
Firefly Frolic, July 13, Downtown Concord
Despite the rain the event was a success! There were fun activities for kids such as bouncy houses and inflatable obstacle courses. We had fun for the kids like the pop corn race and balloon relay. Parents as well as kids loved the fake fireflies made from Easter eggs. The frolic was a wonderful event to chair and the children found it to be very enjoyable.
Michaela Zuraff, chair.
Streetlight 5K & Fun Run, July 13, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Sarah Coats, chair.
Social: Wet & Wild Water Wars, July 18, Dorton Park
Anna Hathcock, chair.
Cabarrus Senior Center Hula Luau, August 3, Cabarrus Senior Center
Youth Council members helped set up, serve dinner and clean up. We had a great time and enjoyed watching the seniors participate in this Hawaiian themed dinner dance.
Matthew Hendrix, chair.
Social: Ice Cream "Freezin' Friendships", August 16, Myers Park Building
Anna Hathcock, chair & social committee.
Social: Eat at Moe's "Moe's Monday", September 17, Moe's Restaurant
33 members attended the social. 66% rated the overall success "excellent" and noted they made connections with other members. Everyone agreed it was a convenient date/time adn location. Comments included "need to do this more", "more food socials", "a more vegetarian friendly restaurant next time" and "no one really sat together". Thank you to all of you who attended!
Anna Hathcock, chair & social committee.
Wings of Eagles, September 22
9 members helped Wings of Eagles prepare for fall riding sessions. Splitting into two groups, members did everything from clearing the riding trails, general yard work and clean up, and helping to clear the horses's pastures of fallen branches. Everyone had a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to doing it again!!
Sarah Aldridge, chair.
Dog Food Drive, September 24
Matt Randolph, chair.
Dogs’ Day Out, October 20, Les Myers Park
Megan Yawn & Mercedes Fernandez, co-chairs.
Pumpkin Prowl, October 24, Hartsell Recreation Center
The Pumpkin Prowl was an outing for children of all ages to have fun playing games that we set up in the gym. Twenty Youth Council members, including myself, monitored the games and amusements to ensure a pleasant night for the children. There was a craft area and 9 game centers circled around the gym.m In the middle were relays, especially "Worms in the Pie" where there was a lot of participation. When it was time for clean up, the Youth Council members did an outstanding job cleaning and putting back materials. In conclusion, this expericence was meaningful to know that a child was going home with a smile on his/her face.
Tre' Williams, chair.
Social: Haunted Trail, October 25, Scarrigan Farms
Anna Hathcock, chair & Social Committee
Red Hot Rodeo, November 3, Downtown Concord
Ashley Francis, chair.
5 Alarm 5K, November 3, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
Joseph Thacker, chair.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes
12 boxes from Youth Council members were prepared and delivered to Operation Christmas Child. Some of the items that went into the boxes included small toys, hygiene products, clothes, games, arts & crafts and school supplies. The boxes were sent around the world to provide underprivileged children with a Christmas present.
Dylan Bossard, chair.
Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 16, Downtown Concord
Krispy Kringle Coffee House, November 28, Old Courthouse Theatre
Danielle Aguiar & Harmony Houston, co-chairs.
Holiday Happenings, December 1, Downtown Concord
Caroline Turner, chair.
Concord Rotary Can-A-Thon, December 8, Various grocery stores,
Anna Catherine Carroll"Thank you for providing Youth Council volunteers for the Can-A-Thon at the Food Lion on Concord Parkway and Pitts School Road. Their participation was instrumental to the food drive - we could not have done it without their help. Thank you!" Carol Salloum, Concord Rotary
Anna Catherine Carroll, chair.
Christmas Feast meeting, December 10, Anna Hathcock's home
Anna Hathcock, chair & social committee
Cops & Kids, December 15, Boys & Girls Club/Kmart
Ten Youth Council members participated in Cops & Kids, a Cabarrus County law enforcement Christmas shopping event. Youth Council members met the children and officers at the Boys & Girls Club then proceeded to KMart where we assisted the children with their Chrismas shopping. Working with these underprivileged children was a great experience. We hope to continue participating in this event every year because it touches the lives of many people in the community, young and old alike.
Tristian Markland, chair.
Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, January 28
Michaela Zuraff, chair.10 Youth Council members made 9 blankets from fleece before the 1/28 meeting; afterwards, I delivered them to the children's hospital. it was a great experience to make the items for children in need. I love the fact that we are able to make a sick child happy. This is one of the reasons why I love Youth Council and the service projects that we do.
Michaela Zuroff, chair.
Meals for Haiti, February 2, Concord Christian Church
72 members spent several hours at Concord Christian Church packing meals which would be delivered and distributed to children in Haiti. The food drive was directed by the ABC Food ministry, a part of Lifeline Christian Mission. Members filled bags with nutricious food, sealed them, packed them in boxes, and assisted with clean-up. Roughly 4750 meals were packed by Youth Council members. The experience was both enjoyable and meaningful, and members left knowing their work would truly make a difference in the lives of countless Haitians.
Sarah Hendrix, chair.
Operation: Teddy Bear Drop, February 4, 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 joined me at Build-A-Bear Workshop to make ten bears, five girls and five boys, to be donated to Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital. It was fun seeing the guys spin in circles and kiss their bear's hearts. We took a photo to go along with the bear delivery. It was a touching experience that I was glad to be a part of and I hope these bears will make ten children happy.
Madison Walker, chair.
Social: CiCi's Pizza, February 4
Anna Hathcock, chair.
Ushers, To Kill a Mockingbird, February 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26, Old Courthouse Theatre
Sarah AldridgeSarah Aldridge, chair.
Valentines 2 Seniors, February 14, First Assembly Living Center
Members made valentines at the 2/11 meeting. We met at First Assembly Living Center on Valentine's Day and divided them up between us. We traveled as a group and took turns knocking on doors and giving the valentines to the seniors in their rooms. Their faces lit up! You could tell they were moved and appreciated even the small things like a card. When we had gone through all three floors, we still had valentines left over so we went into the cafeteria and put them on the tables for them to find when they ate. It was a truly touching experience for not only seniors but also for us as youth.
Kirsten Spencer, chair.
SeussFest, March 2, Concord Library
80 children joined in on the fun on Sr. Seuss's birthday. First they were read Cat in the Hat by the librarian, then they jumped into the the games and activities created and led by 12 Youth Council members. They included making Cat in the Hat masks and truffula trees, drawing their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, and playing various Dr. Seuss themed games, which their parents enjoyed! Seeing the smiles on the children's faces proved this was a successful event.
"I just want to commend all the youth who helped out at this event. I brought my children to the event almost 30 minutes before it ended, and we still were greeted by enthusiastic teens who shared warm smiles and kind words as my children played games and made crafts. Thank you for all you do and give back to our community, our youth truly make a difference in this world and today was proof of just that. Sincerely, a mother and MPMS facilitator.
Kena Patel, chair.
Bunny Run Festival, March 30, Downtown Concord
Bailey Kirby, chair.
5K Bunny Run, March 30, Downtown Concord & McGee Park
There were around 300 runner running on an overcast but comfortable day. We ran the water stations, filing up and passing out cups to the runners. We were timing runners as they passed mile markers and also helped direct the flow of the race as people passed through the park. It was a fun time and good experience!
Ethan Steinbacher, chair.
Viva Verde Earth Fest, April 20, Northwest Cabarrus Park
Anissa Thaddeus, chair.
Bowl for Kid's Sake, April 27, Dave & Busters, Concord Mills Mall
Youth Council members handed out free t-shirts to the bowlers while other members were greeters at the door. We all welcomed them and thanked them for coming to support the fundraiser. After the event, we assisted with packing up the leftover t-shirts and bags, broke down the event signage, moved the bowling balls to the racks and collected event signage around the bowling alley. Big Brothers Big Sisters thanked us for our help with this event.
Alexandra Spriggs, chair
Spring Into Arts Festival, May 4, Downtown Concord
Anna Catherine Carroll & Kira Garcia Anna Catherine Carroll & Kira Garcia,chairs
Delete Blood Cancer Swabbing Event, May 11, First Assembly
Sara Crisp, chair