Recreation Department Hosts Youth Leadership Academy 2016

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News Date: 
August 4, 2016
Salinas teens participating in Youth Leadership Academy

The Recreation & Community Services Division hosted 6 youth for a two-week internship as part of the Youth Leadership Academy organized by the Community Safety Division. Interns were placed at the Hebbron Family Center, Bread Box and El Dorado Park and volunteered for approximately 4 hours per day during the two-week period.  During their internship, they helped with a variety of projects but most importantly, spent most of the time interacting and mentoring kids at each facility.

One of the interns said, “I had a great time and enjoyed everything. Along with that, I learned new skills and was able to interact with youth.”

Several of the interns have decided to stay on and continue volunteering at our centers and continue to give back to the community. This is the third year Recreation has assisted with overall program facilitation and hosted interns.