Children’s Aid Youth Councils Overcome Obstacles and Celebrate the End of the School Year

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With the school year coming to an end, many students will look back at what they have learned, how they have grown and how these experiences have shaped the road ahead. The 2010 Children’s Aid Society Middle Schools Youth Councils have a lot to be proud of. Their accomplishments were on full display at the End of Year Award Ceremony on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at the National Center for Community Schools.

The youth and their group developers honored each other with awards and by sharing their most memorable stories. Many were brought to tears when they recalled their experiences, the personal issues and the positive impact made on each other’s lives.  All can confirm that their work in the Youth Council has improved their self-esteem, confidence in public speaking and that the friendships made will be remembered always.

The Youth Councils empower students to make a change in their school and communities. This year, the Youth Councils focused on the issues of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Animal Cruelty and facilitated workshops on these topics at their 2010 “Make a Change” Conference.

Congratulations to the 2010 Community Schools Youth Councils for all that they have accomplished!