The Youth Council is a group of Pelham high school students with an interest in civic engagement and a belief that helping, serving and connecting our community makes a difference.
The Youth Council is a group of young leaders who oversee club activities and community events focused on the social, emotional wellness of young people and promoting a healthy and vibrant community for everyone. Young people build leadership and life skills in a fun, social atmosphere.
Students can sign up to be part of the Pelham Together Club at PMHS by speaking to Ms. Wasnetsky in Room 221 or emailing Danielle Marrero.
Meetings take place every other week after school and outside of school as needed for event planning.
Some of the specific club activities and community initiatives include:
LOFT Teen Events
Students organize social events for their peers through this virtual teen center. Recent events have included a town-wide scavenger hunt, video game night and Field Fest outdoor music festival.
Every other Friday, PT club members spend time with students in the Foundations in Learning special education program at PMHS doing a craft, talking, building friendships.
Say Hi Day
Students organize a day to remind everyone how important it is to pick our heads up from our screens to say hi to one another, regardless of social groups.
Students write encouraging words to specific groups of students (Freshmen at the start of the year, during test time to relieve stress, a send-off for Seniors) and put them up on the cafeteria walls.
PT youth organize a community-wide dodgeball tournament, complete with sponsors, t-shirts and brackets, to raise money for a local cause of their choice. In the last four years, the PT youth have raised almost $20,000 to support the Anthony Senerchia Jr. Foundation for ALS.
Day-long retreat for high school/middle school youth (link to separate page)
Paid summer internship position (link to separate page). Although open to all eligible Pelham youth, preference is given to PT Club/Council members. learn more >