Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
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.