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Youth Council


Youth Council 15-16

2015-2016 City of Concord Youth Council Members

2016 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board: President, Madelynn Bovasso; Vice President, Jordan Gregory; Secretary, Meg Aldridge; Finance Chair, Zach Finley; Program/Mentor Chair, Allyson Finley; Social Chair, Brea Reed. 

Advisors are Taylor Morris, Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor, Katie Culbreth, Recreation Program Specialist and Ron Ferrell, Concord Police Park Officer.

Youth Council Events (2016-17)

Union Street Live!

Third Thursday June - September, Downtown Concord
Chair: Lucas Plott
Chase, Yara, Riley and I assisted in setting up tents, tables, chairs and games along Union Street. During the concerts we put out beach balls, handed out fans and sold raffle tickets for the intermission raffle giveaways. We will look forward to the upcoming months.

Silly Summer Days

Chairs: Mitchell Eveland & Rohit Nemani
6/29 Dye It Up! was a hit with all the kids. Families brought white t-shirts, towels and socks to tie dye. Mitchell, Aarushi and Kerry helped the children with their designs and coloring.

Library Line-Up

Chair: Katleen Sorrosa
Survivor Outsmart, Outlaugh, Outfun on June 29 at Concord Library was so much fun!! The children were divided into stations and given random resources to survive as a group in varying scenarios. Groups were challenged to survive in a deep rain forest, a deserted island, and a zombie apocalypse. Each group also created a fire craft or miniature shelter to take home. Chase, Aarushi and I lead the scenarios and crafts.

ClearWater Youth Art

Chairs: Caitlin Epstein & Yara Quezada
The week of June 13th, Youth Council members volunteered at the Tie Dye Around the World art camp at the Clearwater Artist Studios. Members Maddy Kennedy, Rebecca Ince, Yara Quezada, Allyson Finley, and Caitlin Epstein helped artist Sunya Folayan and 4 children create tie dyed works of art. They assisted with ironing fabric, mixing dyes, sewing, and more!

Greenway Adventures

 Chairs: Caroline Patterson & Rohit Nemani
6/21 Solar Flares at McGee Park challenged all of us to use the sun for its many powers. The kids baked crayon cakes in a solar oven and drew stories of the sun's origin along the greenway. Rohit, Yara and Kerry led the children on their adventures of the sun.
6/30 The Voice, Nature Round was an expedition of our sense of hearing. Families were challenged identify sounds and signs of life, their patterns, their distance and their meaning. Each participant was given a map to identify the distance and species of each of the sounds.

Pickleball in the Park

Chairs: Chase Carey & Lucas Plott
The Pickleball in the Park program is held for any kids who want to learn how to play Pickleball and have fun doing so. The program is held on July 14th and 28th, then on August 4th, 11th, and 18th at Beverly Hills Park from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Kids get to learn the rules and practice Pickleball. And if they aren't on the court there is also cornhole and ladder ball to play. The program is fun for kids of all ages who want to have fun!

Hunger Games: Tribute Training Mini Camp

Chair: Zach Finley

SOL Summer Celebration

Chair: Brea Reed
Friday, 6/24 members: Piper, Kylie, Ben, Audrey, Harshita and Sreya met at ClearWater Artist Studios for SOL! Summer Celebration. Between setup and break down we offered some really fun activities- fairy garden houses, painting and coating teepees, scratch off coloring, balloon creations, story telling, a drum circle, yoga and more. We tied in a short social at the end of the event with pizza and activities.

Streetlight 5K

Chair: Jordan Gregory

Streetlight Frolic

Chair: Emily Przykucki

Camp Olympics

Chair: Yara Quezada

Community Free Clinic

Chair: Zach Finley

Backpacks For Hope

Chair: Amelia Crawford

Messy Art

Chair: Riley Olson

Dog Food Drive

Chair: Rebekah Netzley

Safety Palooza

Chair: William Brazil

Volunteer Banquet, Cabarrus Senior Center

Chair: Emily Horn

Dogs' Day Out

Chairs: Lia Esposito & Maddy Kennedy

Candy Crawl

Chair: Adelle Patten

5 Alarm 5K

Chair: Jocelyn Peay

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Chair: Carter Wiseman

Holiday Happenings

Chair: Abby Wallace

Concord Rotary Can-A-Thon

Chairs: Ben Silver & Dorothy McGee

Cops & Kids

Chair: Rishabh Patel

Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital

Chair: Rebekah Netzley

Usher for Old Courthouse Theater

Chairs: Kerry Slay & Aarushi Thakur

Operation: Teddy Bear Drop

Chair: Rishabh Patel

Valentines 2 Seniors

Chair: Izzy Norman


Chair: Luke Stoddard

Concord on Canvas

Chair: William Brazil

Big Brother, Big Sister: Bowl for Kids' Sake

Chairs: Aarushi Thakur & Hannah Ross Patten

Bunny Run 5K

Chair: Brandon Shue

Bunny Run Festival

Chair: Lia Esposito

Flutter-By Earth Days

Chair: Audrey Channell

Spring Into Arts Festival

Chair: Carter Wiseman