News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Deputy Director

Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ  Paul M. Drake, Commissioner Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner


July 13, 2022

Somerset County Youth Council to Host Safe Night on July 30

Teens Can Connect and Have Fun


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – Register for “Let’s Get Social,” a Safe Night event for teens hosted by the Somerset County Youth Council. This is a fun event with food and activities for students in grades 7 to 12 to occur on Saturday, July 30, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the Franklin Youth Center, on 429 Lewis St. in Somerset, NJ 08873. Students will receive three hours of community service. Admission is free. Pre-register by Friday, July 22.

Safe Night is a national substance abuse and violence prevention program for youth that promotes having fun without the use of alcohol, drugs, weapons, or arguments.

Activities & Participation

Students can choose to wear something that represents their favorite social media platform. Yoga, Zumba, various sports, bracelet-making, and games will be open for participation. Pizza and light refreshments will be available.

The event is only open to 100 students. Those who would like to attend the event must pre-register online or mail their registration forms by July 22.


Mail Forms

Forms should include the following information:

  • Student’s name, school, grade, phone number, email, and name of the emergency contact with their phone number.

Mail the student’s information to:

  • 27 Warren Street, Attn: Somerset County Youth Council, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876.

To register online, visit For more information, call 908-704-6300 or

Safe Night Sponsors

Safe Night is made possible by the Somerset County Youth Council, Middle Earth and EmPoWER Somerset. Middle Earth is a nonprofit agency that mentors youth by helping to foster life skills as well as preparing for the employment process.


EmPoWER supports individuals and families with making positive lifestyle choices by promoting healthy, drug-free communities through education, collaboration, and connection to resources.

Somerset County Youth Council

The Somerset County Youth Council was established to help develop youth’s leadership skills and to give them a forum for expressing their ideas and concerns to the Board of County Commissioners.


Youth Council members are selected from private and public high schools and middle schools located in Somerset County. Activities of the council are coordinated by the students to promote youth leadership. Council members also develop ideas for programming that can be implemented in the community.


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