Just yesterday marked a orientation for new students joining the Mayors youth Council of Los Angeles.
It included a really nice fancy lunch from a range of sandwiches and high end treats. Then we got to experience Firefighter chief Ralph M. Terrazas speak. He gave a really inspiring and motivational talk on
perseverance and information on the LAFD and California. The helicopter used in the movie San Andreas flew over city hall twice!
Youth council is split into locations East Valley, West Valley, East area, southwest, southeast, Central and the west side. I represent East area which serves around 16 communities which includes Boyle Heights, East La, El Sereno, Eagle Rock, Chinatown, Highland, Cypress and Glassel park, Alhambra and more. I’ve been on it since the beginning of the year.
After we dispersed into our groups and met people in the same group we would be in then our area representative taught us about all the different kinds of government rules there are and also about Los Angeles specifically and the branches of government too.
Later, the Mayor Eric Garcetti came and talked to us! Telling us about the history of youth council and the amazing opportunity it is and how lucky and grateful he is to have us on his council and teens and how age doesn’t matter we should be treated as important people even through were teenagers we have opinions which what Garcetti addressed!! Awesome!!
Overall i had a great time and will post more about what its like to be on Mayor Eric Garcettis youth council representing Los Angeles!