Youth Council

2018 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board: President, Brea Reed; Vice President, Kelsey Mosshart; Secretary, Javon Davis; Finance Chair, Nandika Komirisetti; Program/Mentor Chair, Christyna Reagan; Social Chair, Shania Mastan. 

Advisors are Taylor Morris, Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor, Montana Maurer, Recreation Program Specialist & Weston Lawrence, Recreation Program Specialist

Youth Council Events (Spring-18)

Backpacks for Hope

Each month volunteers have assisted in crafting holiday/trend-themed goodie bags for 100 children to take home over a weekend. This project is a partnership with Esther’s Heart for Transformation Ministry.
Chair, Akhilesh Shivaramakrishnan

Pin Splitters

YC members had the pleasure to assist individuals with special needs in this awesome bowling league. Volunteers set up lanes, cheering for the players and getting to know everyone. We had many repeat volunteers, as everyone enjoyed the program so much.
Co-chairs, Sreya Upputuri & Harshita Gudipudi

Spring Defrost

This was an exciting event to showcase several of the upcoming Parks & Recreation programs for the spring. We participated in setting up a winter wonderland scene, building snow castles, having a snowball fight, and offering several fun crafts. Insturctors offered a variety of fitness class demonstrations and karate demos. Volunteers: Terra, Anvitha, Piper, Katleen, Reagan, Keeley & Brea.
Chair, Shania Mastan

Blankets for Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital

Members assisted in this annual project of making fleece blankets for the patients of the local children’s hospital. This is one of our fundraising projects that always grabs our members’ attention.
Chair, Piper Borras

Operation: Teddy Bear Drop

Another annual project and fundraising effort, as we brought teddy bears to life for patients at the local children’s hospital. Volunteers stuffed, groomed and clothed teddy bears in a unique fashion to give to the children.
Chair, Piper Borras

Lady Gaga Musical Dodgeball

February Heart Healthy Month kicked off with a series of gaga dodgeball opportunities at Hartsell Recreation Center. Unfortunately, these games did not see a lot of participation, but we did play a few games with kids from around the neighborhood.
Chair, Dorian Williams

Pump It Up

This Heart Healthy activity was created as a circuit workout for all levels of fitness. Members were asked to lead and participate in the exercises.
Chair, Piper Borras

Crazy Cooking

Volunteers assisted instructor, Emily, with exciting and unusual cooking techniques with children ages 6-14. We experimented in a variety of foods and were hands on with the activities along-side of the children.
Chair, Mackenzie Jackson

Valentines 2 Seniors

Members made goodie bags for seniors at our 2/12 meeting to be delivered to the Cabarrus Senior Center and next door Living Center on Valentines Day. Daijah and Ezeji assisted in the delivery.
Chair, Reagan Allen

Community Free Clinic

Members, ages 16 and older, are able to assist at our local Community Free Clinic in the pharmacy and clerical areas. Members assist in organizing and preparing items for the staff and customers.
Chair, Neha Patel

Tape, Tumble, Crepe Crawl

Volunteers, Emily P & Katleen, assisted children in a creative obstacle course challenge, both in building and making their way through. Teams were challenged to craft near to impossible obstacle courses for each other to race throughout.


YC members hosted the annual birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss at the Concord Public Library on 3/3. Volunteers dressed as characters, ran games and crafts and played with the kids after a story by the Library staff. Volunteers: Anvitha, Ezeji, Kylie & Reagan
Chair, Mackenzie Jackson

Wild Child: Nature Exploration

This new outdoor program placed YC members out on the greenway with youth ages 8 and up on explorations themed by activities and natural items. This program is ongoing at McGee Park on the McEachern Greenway.
Chair, Karthik Nemani

Greenway Adventures

YC members assisted Weston on the greenway by assisting in crafts and activities like making mud faces on trees, using sticks and grasses to paint, going on a scavenger hunt and more. Volunteers led activities and assisted with hands-on crafts.
Chair, Varun Narayan

Big Brother Big Sister Bowl For Kids’ Sake

3/5 & 3/6 volunteers assisted with the annual event in partnership with this awesome organization. Members assisted as lane hosts, shoe runners, a welcoming team, handing out t-shirts and assisting with a food table. Volunteers: Amity, Aretha, Ashling, Cayson, Chance, David & Molly

Concord On Canvas

YC members assisted in the annual Downtown Concord recognition event. Volunteers moved paintings throughout the event and auction. Volunteers: Christyna, Chase, David & Giuliana

ClearWater Sundrop Pound Cake Portrait Paint Off

This annual event showcases a live paint off competition between 5 Master Painters. Volunteers assisted with the guest directions, fundraiser sells, and overall setup and breakdown. Volunteers: Betsy, David, Josh, Kylie & Piper
Chair: Bella Zhan


This activity gets children and family immersed in nature while creating fun pieces of art. Volunteers assisted with setup and hands-on crafts. Volunteers: Akhilesh, Anna T, Emiy P
Chair, Chase Carey

Bunny Run 5K & Festival

This annual event is a celebration of running and family fun. Volunteers assisted on the course as marshalls and handed out water to runners along the race, others volunteered at the crafts table and in the festival as the infamous bunny. Volunteers: Akhilesh, Daijah, Ezeji, Kylie, Lauren, Macklin, McKayla W, Piper, Priyanka, Reilly & Thelen.
Chair, Nandika Komirisetti