The Massachusetts Bar Association celebrated the 25th
Anniversary of the Judicial Youth Corps program on Friday, Oct. 14,
during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the John Adams Courthouse.
Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants delivered
opening remarks. MBA President Jeffrey Catalano accepted an award
from the SJC, recognizing the MBA for its participation in the
Worcester and Springfield JYC programs.
The SJC first established the Judicial Youth Corps summer
program in Boston in 1991. The MBA has partnered with the SJC since
2007 to expand the program to Worcester. The Massachusetts Bar
Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the MBA, also provides
financial support to the JYC program.
Designed for urban high school students, the Judicial Youth
Corps program teaches young people about the judicial branch of
government and fundamental principles of law. The program consists
of two educational components: an orientation to the court system
and a courthouse internship session.