Young Governors

"Empowering communities by empowering youth."

In this section, we will update more in-depth details about what Young Gorvernors have been doing. For example, you can read about projects, events, training, etc.

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Why I Love the Idea of a Youth Program

Posted by Young Governors on December 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

By Nhi Tong


Today is kind of an odd day.


I spilled coffee on my hair and winter hat while rushing to class in the morning.


I forgot my school ID, therefore, I cannot print any documents and wouldn’t have been able to get into the library if it had not been for my very good friend who swiped her ID card for me.


I submitted the uncompleted version of my assignment for class.


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Our Teenagers Got College Advice from PIMCO employees

Posted by Young Governors on July 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Friday, July 25, thanks to the generosity of PIMCO volunteer team, our teenagers had a chance to visit PIMCO office, get individualized help for college preparation and receive constructive advice from PIMCO employees. 

After the fun ice-breaker through which we had a chance to mingle with the adults, two teenagers were paired up with one employee to consult with. The PIMCO employees were extremely helpful and friendly. They didn't hesitate to answer any questions ...

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Young Governors Corona Accomplished Their Training

Posted by Young Governors on July 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Last Saturday, July 19, the prospective Young Governors Corona successfully accomplished the last day of their community organizing training.

The diverse group was composed of over fourteen teenagers, coming from different schools and cultures. As different as they were, the trainees proved to be passionate about what they were learning. They dedicated a large amount of time to coming to Young Governors: Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Saturday from 3 PM to 6:00 PM.

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Planning Workshop

Posted by Young Governors on July 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 11, Emiko gave Young Governors a workshop on planning that would definitely help them develop their future projects. She gave them advice about how to manage time, organize events and narrow down the topic.  Thanks to generous people like Emiko, the program is able to provide youth with useful workshops that will educate and empower them to contribute to their community. Stay tuned! 
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Project Topic -- Stereotypes

Posted by Young Governors on June 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

For Young Governors, it has never been easy to choose a project idea to implement. It is not because they lack ideas or passion for solving community issues. On the contrary, they have discerned so many issues that it becomes difficult to narrow down and choose the topic that affects them and everyone in Elmhurst Community most.


After months of discussion, they have finally chosen STEREOTYPES. The decision is based on their Community Assessment: interviewing people who live...

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Fundraising Result

Posted by Young Governors on May 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We would like to thank all the guests who donated/spent your precious time coming to our fundraiser. Without your staunch support, this program could not be where it is today.


This is the detailed list of how much we raised for the program:


T-shirt sales- $122

- Donations- at fundraiser

Cash- $98

Checks- $400


- Donations- before fundraiser

Delia's bday wish- $390

Online donations- $2220


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It's My Park Day Event

Posted by Young Governors on May 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Young Governors and Young Volunteers at It’s My Park Day Event on last Saturday.

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2nd Garden Beautification Event

Posted by Young Governors on May 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 10, the Young Govenors and the Young Volunteers joined the 2nd beautification event in Elmhurst Community Garden. Under the beautiful weather, they did their work: contribute to the community!

Young Governors Fundraiser

Posted by Young Governors on April 26, 2014 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We would like to thank all the guests who spent your precious time coming, listening to our stories and offering advice to our teenagers. Without your staunch support, the program would not be what it is today.

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Trip to Baruch College

Posted by Young Governors on April 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Our Young Governors on the trip to Baruch College.


Baruch undergraduates from the school’s Student Government spent their time during Spring break coming and discussing with our teenagers about leadership and college experience.


Denise Patrick, Professor of Corporate Communications at Baruch College, has welcomed the teenagers with great generosity and shared priceless advice about leadership and communication.


Other undergradua...

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Scavenger Hunt to discover Elmhurst Community

Posted by Young Governors on February 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Joining The Scavenger Hunt in Elmhurst area has become a tradition for Young Governors each year. Exploring different locations in Elmhurst, the teenagers develop in-depth knowledge about the community that they will be working for in future. On February 22, under the beautiful weather, Young Governors 2014 engaged in a two-hour adventure in the local areas.


Divided into two teams: “Awesome” and “Rocket”, the young community organizers got out of the...

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The Young Governors and Young Volunteers Celebrated Lunar New Year with Elmhurst Residents

Posted by Young Governors on February 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (3)

On Sunday afternoon, February 16, the Young Governors and Young Volunteers joined the parade and resource fair in the fourth annual Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by Council Member Daniel Dromm in Elmhurst, Queens.


On the red table labeled “Young Governors”, the group displayed photos, brochures and scrapbook that demonstrated what the YGs had accomplished during three years working as Elmhurst Community Organizers. Admist the community atmosphere in the Elmh...

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Our Trainees Celebrated the End of Their Training

Posted by Young Governors on February 4, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Community Organization Training for high school students has expired. During this week, ten people have been chosen from the group of 28 trainees to become the Young Governors 2014. They will sit in the official YG working room, debate, get training, get paid, do research and take actions to tackle issues in Elmhurst Community.


To compliment on the arduous efforts the trainees had devoted to the one-month training, YG program organized a great small cel...

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Mini Projects by the Young Governors' Trainees

Posted by Young Governors on February 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On January 31 and February 1, the Young Governors trainees launched their first mini community projects. These events mark a significant transformation in the Community Organization Training, since last year, the participants had not had the opportunities to implement their own projects.


Guided by the YG veterans, the two groups came up with community topics which are Littering and Bullying. The first group, led by Stephen Sam, after the painstaking research, had...

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The Community Organization Training Encourages Teenagers to Step out of Their Comfort Zones

Posted by Young Governors on January 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Young Governors Program has added new elements to the one-month training, making it more active, interesting and beneficial to the teenagers. Participating in both 2013 and 2014, a junior in high school commented in surprise, “They change it so differently.”


Last year, while the prospective Young Governors merely sat in one room to receive the training, the 2014 agenda gives participants more hands-on opportunities. Divided into two groups, the...

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The Young Governors Program has embarked on a new journey

Posted by Young Governors on January 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On the first Tuesday of 2014, despite the icy weather that dropped below 4 degree Fahrenheit, almost all new members came to the Community Organization Training by the Young Governors program.


After an icebreaker where all the teenagers shared their names as well as meanings behind those, the prospective Young Governors for 2014 participated in the Blanket game and other activities. Many people burst into laughter despite the fact it was the f...

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"Go Green Elmhurst" in Elmhurst Park

Posted by Young Governors on October 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On August 17th, Young Governors 3rd year launched their first community project in Elmhurst Park. Called "Go Green Elmhurst", this event attracted almost a hundred kids who came to this park. Many parents shared how thrilled and thankful they were by the laborious preparation as well as devoted spirit Young Governors had put into coordinating this event.

For people who have no idea what "Go Green Elmhurst" is, it is an event by Young Governors 3rd year, who desperately want to tackle th...

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"Go Green Elmhurst" with Summer Boost Kids

Posted by Young Governors on August 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer Boost Kids: Who are they?


They are kids who currently join the 2013 Summer Boost Camp at New Life Fellowship Church in Elmhurst.


Why “Go Green Elmhurst” with Summer Boost kids?


To make sure that our real events in the parks will be as successful as possible, Young Governors had decided to run a practice event on last Friday (Aug 2nd) with about 20 kids in the Summer Boost Camp. W...

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"Go Green Elmhurst" events preparation

Posted by Young Governors on August 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As it happens, Young Governors are in the process of rigorous planning for the two "Go Green Elmhurst" events, which will happen in Elmhurst and Broadway Parks in August.


So, what are these events about?


With our main goal of educating people and spreading the 3R (Reduce, reuse, recycle) words, Young Governors will organize different activities related to environment . Currently, we are still revising those activities to make sure the best will hap...

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Choosing project topic

Posted by Young Governors on August 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (3)

Currently, Young Gorvernor program is running its third year and the Young Gorvernors are in the process of planning for their events, which will happen soon in August. The events are all related to one main topic: POLLUTION.



But why did they choose this issue in their community to tackle?


It was not sim...

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