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Published on March 28, 2014

Christopher Garrett of the Chester Youth Council Wins the 2013 Student Achievement Recognition Award

CHESTER - The Delaware County Workforce Investment Board and the WIB’s Youth Council have presented the 2013 Student Achievement Recognition Award to Christopher Garrett, member of the Chester Youth Council in Delaware County.

Christopher Garrett, Winner of 2013 Student Achievement Recognition Award

Christopher Garrett center, accepts the 2013 Student Achievement   Recognition Award at the March meeting of the Delaware County Council.

Casondra Goldsborough, Program Coordinator for the Youth Council, nominated Christopher based on his outstanding leadership and outstanding service to the community. He is one of three winners selected by the award committee from a large pool of well qualified nominees. Chris and the other winners were recognized at a County Council meeting in March. This marks the 2nd year in a row that one of the Youth Council members was selected for this prestigious award. 

The Chester Youth Council is a year-round youth leadership and civic engagement program that involves older teens from the city of Chester.  The purpose of the Youth Council is to change perceptions of Chester youth and to inspire civic engagement among other youth in the community.  Members of the Council work to: 1) Identify social issues encountered by Chester youth; 2) Plan and implement community projects to address identified issues; 3) Create programs and training opportunities to promote youth leadership within local youth serving organizations and to promote youth civic engagement throughout Chester. 

The Chester Youth Council’s signature service project is the Chester Youth Empowerment Summit, a conference for youth and adults entirely planned and hosted by members of the Chester Youth Council, with support from adult staff.  This year’s Summit will be held on Saturday 5/3, at the S.T.E.M. high school in Chester (formerly Showalter Middle School).

For more information about this award or the Chester Youth Council, please call (610) 497-7422 or visit

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