Future leaders bond at barbecue

DOWNEY - About 150 student leaders met with representatives of the Kiwanis Club of Downey last Saturday for a barbecue at Rio San Gabriel Park.Students played games and sports as Kiwanis members spoke with parents about community service opportunities in the city. Participating in the barbecue were the Builders Clubs from East, West and Griffiths middle schools; K-kids Club from Gauldin Elementary; and the Key Club from Warren High School. Each of the clubs is sponsored by Downey Kiwanis. "What inspired me was to see how students can start off in a service/leadership club from elementary school all the way up to high school and even college," said teacher Alex Gaytan, who helps lead the Builders Club. "I can't even imagine what great leaders can be produced if students stay engaged in these service clubs."

********** Published: November 25, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 32