Montana Maurer, Parks & Recreation Program Specialist
Melissa Archer, Parks & Recreation Administrative Assistant
Ongoing Service Project
"THESE HANDS DON'T HURT" - Domestic Violence Prevention
January, 2019 our group was approached by Mecklenburg County's Prevention and Intervention Services with a grant opportunity to create and present a project or event to demonstrate acts against domestic violence. Executive Board members and peers developed the theme, "These Hands Don't Hurt" to be a clear act of hand print painting to protest domestic abuse and violence. A mural was developed and utilized for event goers at the Spring Into Arts Festival and YC Service Recognition to place their hands on the piece. Flyers of information pertaining to local resources for domestic violence were also shared and continue to be released. The mural will be displayed in schools and businesses throughout the community on a rotating basis. More projects to come as "These Hands Don't Hurt" spreads throughout our area.
What is Youth Council?
Formally started in 2001. Simply put, the City of Concord Youth Council is a service-oriented organization that is comprised of students attending a public, private or home school within Cabarrus County. Each member serves the community at large attaining leadership skills and responsibilities in the for of programs and community service projects. Participation is based on volunteer hours earned each semester and optionally throughout the summer.
Why join CYC? Meeting peers from other high schools and backgrounds, gain perspective from your community, get an awesome t-shirt, make great memories and have fun doing it all!
How do you apply? Applications are available on this website March - May for the following school year. Students entering grades 9 thru 11 may apply. Membership is free. Each applicant will interview with the current Executive Board in May. Acceptance and denial letters are sent in June prior to Cabarrus County Schools letting out for the year.
New Member Application
Letter of Recommendation Request