Youth Council

2019-2020 Application

2019 City of Concord Youth Council Executive Board: President, Kelsey Mosshart; Vice President, Javon Davis; Secretary, Nandika Komirisetti; Finance Chair, Akhilesh Shivaramakrishnan; Program/Mentor Chair, Christyna Reagan; Social Chair, Shania Mastan. 


Advisors are Taylor Morris, Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor & Jordan Lontai, Programmer

Youth Council Events (Fall-18)

Greenway Adventures

Members have assisted with the ongoing environmental education program along the trails and in the parks. Volunteers assisted with Sun Snatcher chasing the sun, Insect Safari we went on a hunt for bugs. Volunteers lead games, activities and crafts along with the instructor.
Volunteers: Kaurwaki, Rishi, Angel, Harshita, Cathy, Anna, Nandika, Ashling, Neha, Varun & Joseph.

Artful Antics

Members are assisting this after-school program as young kids from around the neighborhood and city come to try new art activities each week. Volunteers lead and assist the participants on works of art and fun activities.
Volunteers: Riya, Lauren H, Cathy, Kylie & Kennedy.

Teen Tournaments

YC members are hosting social opportunities for all teens in Concord with Gaga Ball and Archery Attack  challenges. These are free activities for all teens.
Volunteers: Bella, Tina, Josh, Shaista, Nandika & Justin

Nature Snap Kids

This is an awesome Parks & Recreation program offering young children the opportunity to use mini personal cameras to capture nature and lots of fun. Volunteers assist the children with the technology and pointing out objects and wildlife along the hike.
Volunteer: Campbell & Chance

Art-Ventures

This program is an exploration of nature through art techniques. We gather items from nature to create each masterpiece with the kids. 
Volunteers: Emma & Christyna

Bonjour, Ciao, Yassou or Hello!

We are traveling around the world on a journey tasting cultural foods, listening to their music and playing their games. Volunteers assisted the instructor with activities, crafts and food preparations.
Volunteers: Keeley, Shaista & McKayla

Adopt A Stream

Partnered with Concord Wildlife Alliance, our members jumped right into the creek along Village Greenway to clean sweep the water, banks and all the litter we could find. Volunteers collected items of all kinds and enjoyed a fun wet hike.
Volunteers: Kelsey, Javon, Anvitha, Seka, Terra, Christyna, Abel, Justin & Carlin

Grossology

This spooky, ooie-gooie class gave participants the chance to try all kinds of fun experiments and crafts for the Halloween season. Volunteers assisted with shrunken apple heads, zombie brains and crafting much more.
Volunteers: Tina, Bella, Jason, Terra, McKayla, Shaista, Chase, Lauren

Special Olympics: Bocce Ball

At this event volunteers assisted with checking in participants, helping game judges and encouraging participants. 
Volunteers: Javon, Neha, Carlin & Kaurwaki

Dogs' Day Out

This is a Youth Council original annual event. Members cooked up home-baked goodies, cooked and sold hot dogs and refreshments for fundraising, assisted at Paws Headquarters, the doggie fun zone and worked as judges for the contest stage. This is always a member favorite. 
Volunteers: Lauren H, Reilly, Angel, Emma S, Betsy, Shania, David, Grace, Giuliana, Terra, Reagan, Cathy, Carlin, Joseph, Thelen, McKayla, Javon, Abel, Kelsey & Ezeji

Unicorn Sleep Over

Members assisted in a program focused on the colorful world of unicorns. Volunteers assisted participants in a pretend sleep over including activities and crafts full of glitter and wonder!
Volunteers: Emma S, Kylie & Piper

Veterans Salute 5K & 10K

This event grew this year with the addition of the 10K. Volunteers assisted at mile markers as timers, course marshals and overseeing water stations.
Volunteers: Akhilesh, Reilly, Terra, Varun, Karthik, David, Kennedy, Ezeji, Thelen & Giuliana

Meals On Wheels Sunday Soup Sampling

This new event was a fun and tasty treat! Volunteers served samples, bused tables and welcomed consumers.
Volunteers: Lauren, Anna & Josh

Tree Lighting Ceremony

This annual event welcomes the holiday season in Concord. Volunteers acted as elves with Santa at City Hall, hosted a craft station in the children's area, assisted with trolley rides and carriages.
Volunteers: Ashling, Riya, Grace, Aretha, Brea, Marissa, Thelen, Emma, Lauren, Karthik, Giuliana, Anvitha, Seka, Jada, Stephan & David

Holiday Happenings

Continuing a fun partnership with Concord Downtown Development Corporation, Youth Council volunteers created and managed gingerbread houses for the event. Families traveled to downtown businesses collecting candy for their houses.
Volunteers: Chance, Aretha, Emma B, Grace, Ezeji, Dorian, Jada, Neha, Justin, Kennedy & Ashling

Historic Homes Tour

Every two years beautiful historic homes surrounding downtown Concord are featured on a short tour. Members assisted in directing participants and offering guided information.
Volunteers: Adrian, Rishi, Dorian, Aretha, Nicholas, Rishi & Alma

Stuff The Bus

In partnership with the Transportation Department, volunteers assisted in the collection of goods to "stuff the bus" for individuals in need.
Volunteers: Nandika, Campbell, Ezeji, Grace, Riya, Macklin, Adrian, Nicholas, Chase, Jayla & Lily

Crazy Cooking

This offering of fun and experimental cooking is a favorite! Volunteers assisted participants in the kitchen with tools and organization.
Volunteers: Aretha & Lily

Rotary Can-A-Thon

This is an annual event of collection, a collection of cans that is! Volunteers assist Rotary representatives outside of various grocery stores to collect non-perishable foods for individuals in need.

Cops & Kids

Another awesome annual event! Throughout the fall semester members collect money through a Penny Wars competition between the girls and the boys. This year, the members collected $280 to sponsor 1 child for Cops & Kids. The children meet to have breakfast, play games and partner with a police officer or sheriff and volunteer to go on a shopping spree for the holidays, returning to a pizza lunch and more fun.
Volunteers: Daijah-lynn, Lily, Kennedy, Mackenzie, Shania, Kelsey, Chance & Nandika

Backpacks for Hope

Each month members put together goodie bags for 100 children, and each month the theme for these snacks are based on holidays or events during that specific month. At the beginning of the school year we collected school supplies.
Chair: Daijah-Lynn; Volunteers: Riya, Lauren H, Marissa, David, Aretha, Mackenzie, Lily & Kennedy