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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
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Supreme Judicial Court's Judicial Youth Corps program wraps up 19th year

Nearly 50 public high school students from Worcester and Boston took part in the four-month program

Nearly 50 public high school students from Worcester and Boston who took part in the 19th annual Supreme Judicial Court Judicial Youth Corps program were congratulated last week at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

"This really gives you an 'insider view' of the law," Massachusetts Bar Association president-elect Valerie A. Yarashus said. "Congratulations to all of you. You have done a fabulous job. I'm delighted we could help support this in some way."

A $51,225 fellows grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the MBA, made it possible to continue the Worcester portion of the Supreme Judicial Court's Judicial Youth Corps Program this year. The MBF has provided funding annually to the program since 2007.

The JYC program, established by the SJC's Public Information Office in 1991, teaches young people about the judicial branch of government and fundamental principles of law. The four-month program consists of two educational components: a seven-week orientation to the court system and a seven-week courthouse internship session in July and August.  

The Boston Private Industry Council and the City of Boston Summer Youth Fund supported the Boston portion of the program.

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