The Youth Council is a collaboration among businesses and educational professionals, local government, community leaders and youth that aim to provide all youth with opportunities to become productive members of the community.

The Cape & Islands Youth Council envisions a community where all youth are a success in school, work, and life. We envision a community that provides all youth with opportunities to become productive and satisfied adults. It is toward that vision that the Strategic Action Plan for the Youth Council of the Cape and Islands Workforce Board is developed.

View from overhead of young woman, a job interviewee, and a businessman

Resources and Information

YC Annual Report
Residential Construction Career Day
ArtWorks Program
Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire
Connecting Activites
Career Center Young Adult Programs

The Youth Council Is Here to Work For You

Youth Council Members

  • Ken Jenks, Dennis Yarmouth Regional School District, Chair
  • Abby Adams, Secure Networks
  • Carrie Thornburg-Bearse, Cape Cod Foundation
  • Sally Bowles, Catania Hospitality Group
  • Tom Brognano, YMCA Cape Cod
  • Martha Burzycki, Career Center
  • Isabelle Caplan, Cape Cod Media Center
  • Shaun Cahill, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office
  • Beverly Costa-Ciavola, Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition
  • Kris Dower, JTEC / Career Center
  • Dara Gannon, Cape Cod Foundation
  • Beth Griffin, Upper Cape Tech
  • Hope Hanscom, Mashpee Public Schools
  • Bev Horan, INFOR
  • Michael Medeiros, Massachusetts MENTOR
  • JR Mell, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Chris Morin, Independence House
  • Lee Moynihan, Sturgis Charter East
  • Amy Neil, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
  • Sam Nicholson, Encore Construction
  • Ruth Provost, Boys & Girls Club
  • Robert Sanborn, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
  • Danielle Whitney, District Attorney’s Office
  • Chris Wiklund, Living Independently Forever, Inc
  • Carol Woodbury, Dennis Yarmouth Regional School District

YC Student Interns

  • Jaymie Buffington – Monomoy HS
  • Cam Breault- Sturgis HS
  • Mariana Furner – Sturgis HS
  • Lily Ryan – Monomoy HS
  • Julie Slade – Monomoy HS
  • Juilette Tittel – Cape Cod Tech HS

The work of the Council is carried out not only by the full Youth Council, but also by its sub-committees:

  • Executive
  • Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Connecting Activities
  • ArtWorks
  • Scholarship
  • Residential Construction Career Day
    Maker Faire