Youth Council has been a staple Youth Services program for over 20 years. It’s a high school leadership group open to freshmen & sophomores, whose goal is to organize and participate in projects that help people in the community. In the past these projects have included volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, the nursing home, the soup kitchen and more.
High schoolers can apply for the Youth Center's leadership groups every September! Students accepted to our leadership groups must become Youth Center members. See below for a description of this year's Youth Council activities! If you have any questions about the program, contact Kyle.
Youth Council 2017-18
Freshmen/Sophomore Youth Council started their school year teaming up with Junior/Senior Youth Council to plan the annual High School Girls Powderpuff Tournament! This annual fall tournament raises money for our Youth Council members to sponsor children in the the Youth Center's Holiday Gift Drive, which supports families in need during the holiday season. The tournament is held at NAHS Walsh Stadium, and raises money through participation fees for players and coaches, as well as admissions and a bake sale! We're happy to report that we raised our largest amount of money at this year's tournament! It was a rainy day, but a lot of parents came out to watch this fun event. In Game One, the Juniors dominated from start to finish, beating the Freshmen 48-0. Game Two saw a surprising upset, as the Sophomores battled for 40 minutes and eventually topped the favorite Senior class, 25-18. The championship game saw back and forth action between the Juniors and Sophomores. The Junior class proved to be the stronger team, led by quarterback Cate Cheevers, to win the championship! Congratulations Juniors, and thank you to everyone for participating and supporting this event!
Freshmen/Sophomore Youth Council also volunteered their time at this year's Knights on the Run 5k for the NA Athletic Association, served at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club's Holiday Party, started running a free Homework Help program twice a week for our middle school YC members, and volunteered at the Youth Center's annual Knight to Shine fundraiser!