Teens appointed to city Youth Commission

DOWNEY - Seven Downey teens were added to the city's Youth Commission this week to replace students lost to graduation.Thomas Yabe, Rebecca Flores, Gordon Sodetani, Cory Trujillo, Kenny-von Blackman, Sofia Moreno and Bhavesh Patel will join eight other commissioner members as they volunteer throughout the city and learn about city government. Last year, youth commissioners helped organize Halloween and Kids Day events in Downey and took part in a multi-high school Youth Summit in South Gate. They also organized a Student Government Day, participated in ad hoc committees and learned about the various functions of city departments. Twenty-one teens applied for the commission.

********** Published: September 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 24