YMCA’s youth delegates win ‘distinction’ honor

For the second year in a row, the Central Coast Salinas Valley delegation earned the prestigious title of Delegation of Distinction. This title is awarded to those delegations who show excellent commitment to the Y core values and who complete their program year with high levels of delegate engagement and success.

The 2019 Central Coast YMCA Youth and Government Delegation consists of 28 delegation members and 4 Adult advisors. This year our Delegation had 6 students who achieved statewide level leadership positions in which there were over 3,500 program participants. Rising to statewide leadership implies exceptional demonstration of leadership skills within the program.  

Bill Topic for Central Coast Salinas Valley (CCSV) – An act to amend California Education Code regarding the body composition requirement of the Fitness Gram Physical Fitness test as it pertains to California Public School students. Our own local delegate: Xitlaali C. was asked to speak at the opening Joint Session event (attended by almost 4,000 people) to explain her role and our local delegation’s role in a Youth Voter Pre-Registration Drive. Our local delegation helped to register over 600 high school students to be able to vote when they turn 18.

Program Year Highlights: Students attended two training conferences in Fresno before the culminating event in Sacramento. Students participated in social initiative programs to aid Veteran’s organizations and local homeless shelters.

Students also participated in local community services efforts by:

  • Helping at the Salinas Family YMCA Spooktacular Event
  • Participating in a hygiene/diaper drive to support local shelters
  • Participating in two separate beach clean-ups on the peninsula
  • Cleaning/organizing projects at Buena Vista Middle School

While our program year has ended for the season, we will start up again in August.

Anyone interested in receiving more information about Youth & Government should send a request to be added to our email at centralcoastymcayouthandgovt@gmail.com. Or contact  Amy Grames, Executive Vice President at 831-757-4633 or agrames@ymcacentralcoast.org.  

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