Newton Youth Commission


Youth Commission Meetings

The Youth Commission meets on the second or third Wednesday of each month, from 5-6:30. Our meeting schedule for the upcoming year (2017-2018) is below:

Wednesday, October 18th, 5-6:30, Newton City Hall, Room 211

Wednesday, November 8th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, December 13th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, January 10th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, February 7th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, March 14th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, April 11th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, May 9th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

Wednesday, June 13th, 5-6:30, Location TBD

If you are interested in joining us as a Youth Commissioner, Youth Advisory Board Member, or Adult Advisor, please contact Quinn Etchie, the Youth Services Director, at We have several positions available and are always looking for new, engaged people to join!


The Newton Youth Commission is a volunteer body of adults and high school students working together to empower youth. Adults sit on the Advisory Board and youth are the Commissioners.

The goals of the Youth Commission are to: 

    •     Encourage youth to take a leadership role in the community and to act as spokespeople for their peers 
    •     Inform and provide youth with opportunities and resources to meet their needs 
    •     Create and implement information programs, such as education seminars for high school students on
           health and prevention issues 
    •     Unify teens within Newton 
    •     Identify youth issues and problems and find solutions to address them 
    •     Increase communication and connections between the agencies within Newton that provide youth services

The Newton Youth Commission is staffed by the Department of Health & Human Services, which seeks to link Youth Commission activities with provider organizations within the city.



Quinn Etchie
Director of Youth Services
Health and Human Services Department
1000 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1420

Youth Commission Links

e-CHUG (electronic check up to go) - On-line survey tool for assessing alcohol use
Youth Services
Youth Services Resource Booklet

Youth Commission Minutes

Youth Commission

City of Newton Youth Commission
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2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

2012 Minutes

2011 Minutes

2010 Minutes

2008 Minutes

2007 Minutes

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10-2007.pdf(52.6 KB)
11-2007.pdf(69 KB)
12-2007.pdf(65.9 KB)
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min-jan.pdf(13.1 KB)
09-2007.pdf(95.5 KB)
06-2007.pdf(76.4 KB)

2006 Minutes

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