I have been a member of Youth and Government since my Freshman year. Delegates come from over 70 delegations statewide, each bringing individual ideals and perspectives. As a four-year member of the Westchester delegation, I set personal goals for myself each year. I loved watching the program change peoples’ lives, giving them courage and purpose they never imagined possible.
Everyone I met has taught me so much about being a good leader and person. I feel the same sense of community with other delegates who share a similar passion and every person who challenges me and helps me grow. Youth and Government gives me a sense of pride to be a young person from California, united with others to strive towards change. The person I am today: communicative and accepting, is thanks to the people in Youth and Government who taught me these values and helped me realize who I can be.