Building values-based leadership and civic engagement in California’s youth is important to me. That is why I am proud to volunteer for California YMCA Youth & Government. California YMCA Youth & Government has provided outstanding statewide educational and social experiences close to 100,000 middle and high school youth for more than 70 years.
As only a second year delgate I can say that this program has changed my life in only a short amount of time, as it does for thousands of others across the state. I have always been opinionated and involved in politics, but this program helped me realize my true passion and that I am capable of making a change. I have been exposed to different ideas, people, and have learned the amazing intricacies of our goverment. The experience to be civically enagaged and educated with other peers, both those who share my views and those who do not, is a priceless thing, and its importance cannot be understated.
Together we can achieve so much more. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Please join me and give today.