Students to learn how government works

DOWNEY - At the request of Councilman Fernando Vasquez, the city will work to create a "Youth in Government Day" intended to "empower our youth to increase their civic participation and to understand how local government works."Vasquez said he envisions Youth in Government Day as an ongoing program for students in the Downey Unified School District interested in local government. Students would tour City Hall and the police station, speak to elected officials and learn how government functions on the local level. The program will be administered by a yet-to-be-formed youth commission, expected to make its debut this spring.

********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41