Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Salinas youth: learn about your local government

Young people in Salinas are invited to learn about the local government, careers in government, and how to advocate for positive change.

They can do that through the City's first Youth and Government Institute, which will meet at Salinas City Hall July 5-21 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays.

Among other activities, participants will be able to:

Meet the mayor, City Council members, department directors, and staff
Attend a City Council meeting and conduct their own mock City Council meeting
Complete a service project
Do some things just for fun.
The benefits of the program include:
Useful knowledge for being an involved citizen, and for careers in government, the law, and business.
Valuable experience to list on a college application or resume
Opportunities to apply for voting membership on City commissions or committees.
A stipend will be paid after the completion of all sessions, and food and transportation will be provided. Salinas residents aged 14-18 are eligible to apply.

The Youth and Government Institute will be taught by the City's Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Ana Ambriz, and Vivian Salinas, a City recreation coordinator.

The deadline for applications is June 22. Applications are available for download on the City's website here.

More information is available from Ana Ambriz at anaa@ci.salinas.ca.us or (831) 758-7166.

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