Bryan Villegas '18 selected to Mayor's Youth Council
By: Peter Jeensalute
Crespi is very pleased to announce that Sophomore Bryan Villegas has been selected to be a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council, hosted by the office of Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles. He will be representing Crespi and his community in the West Valley area while participating with other local representatives from school across the city.
Founded in 2014, the Mayor’s Youth Council is a one-year fellowship for Los Angeles high school students to hone their leadership skills in the areas of political and civic engagement, and community volunteerism. Through monthly cohort meetings, innovative service projects, professional development training, and a robust guest speakers series, Youth Council students are empowered to advocate for a more just and equitable Los Angeles for all -- including the City’s next generation of pioneers.
Bryan will be expected to work with Mayor Garcetti’s Office in these capacities:
Commit to the 1-year fellowship, which includes monthly meetings in your region, and quarterly meetings with all Youth Council students from across the City
Conduct research on issues affecting youth in your area (i.e. voter registration, healthy food access, illegal dumping, bullying)
Develop innovative service projects with your Youth Council cohort (i.e. youth forums, community clean-up days, small business awareness campaigns)
Engage with your Youth Council peers and community around current events and citywide polices