Youth Council

Mini-Grant AwardThe Woburn Youth Council is proud to announce it has decided to fund 6 mini-grant projects.  Each project funded by the Woburn Youth Council is a community service learning project led by a Woburn youth.   The projects accomplish SCI's major goals in its youth programming: engage youth in service of their community and create a new generation of young leaders. 

The youth council will fund the following projects:


On Saturday, June 14, 2008, Social Capital Inc. (SCI) launched the First Annual Youth Civic Showcase and Awards. This new and exciting event attracted a diverse group of youth participants from Lynn, Dorchester, and Woburn, all of whom participate in SCI’s statewide Engaging Youth Program. Each youth group presented their civic projects from the 2007-2008 service year.

Governor Deval Patrick
The Governor's Statewide Youth Council is one part of Governor Patrick's commitment to engaging all citizens of the Commonwealth in their communities and their government. The Youth Council initiative will encourage and motivate young people to be involved in their communities and to participate in problem solving through assuming leadership and planning roles. Once established, the Youth Council will focus on the Governor's priorities of education, economic development, civic engagement, and community outreach, advising the Governor as representatives of all Massachusetts young people.

Selection of the council will be by application, which is available at The deadline is May 30, 2008. A selection committee will review the applications and select the 28 members, who will then be notified via mail.