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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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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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