EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For many high school students of East Brunswick, the school year looks very different, whether they are going into school part-time or have opted to stay home. However, one thing that remains consistent, stronger than ever, is the high school community service organization, East Brunswick Youth Council.
EB Youth Council is a township recreation program geared towards providing high school students with a multitude of community service opportunities both in and around their community. The organization is run by an executive board of a little over twenty students from East Brunswick, and they are planning to hold their typical organization wide Fall meeting soon.
This year, the meeting looks a little different, due to Covid-19, and is being held through the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Youth Council’s Fall meeting will be held on September 13th, at 7p.m. via Zoom, and is open to any Youth Council general member or prospective member who is a resident of East Brunswick in grades 9-12. Families are also welcome to attend the meeting.
Youth Council’s executive board has worked hard, planning out the entirety of the meeting. The meeting will begin with an introduction from Jennifer Stetson, the Program Coordinator of Youth Council, along with introductions from this year’s presidents. Following this, both information about the upcoming events held by Youth Council for the 2020-2021 school year and information on how to use their calendar system, Volunteer Matrix, where members schedule their volunteer events through, will be discussed.
Additionally, different interactive games have been scheduled for the meeting, to encourage socialization within the organization, something Youth Council values. All the high school students from East Brunswick are encouraged to attend Youth Council’s Fall meeting, in order to learn about the organization, what will be happening this year, and to interact with their peers through games and activities.
Despite the pandemic that has plagued the globe and drastically changed students' school life, EB Youth Council is still on, with a variety of both in-person and virtual volunteer events, offering hours for community service. The fall meeting on September 13th, at 7p.m. is a great way to learn all about it.