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San Gabriel Valley Youth Summit

  • Assembly Member Ed Chau, EMCSD Board Member Cathi Eredia, and Superintendent Dr. Maribel Garcia, at SGV Youth Summit - 2013
  • El Monte Police Officer Mike Paredes (right) recieves recognition from Master of Ceremonies Roger Cobian (left)

By Officer Mike Paredes

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El Monte

The El Monte Police Department in collaboration with Pacific Clinics – Asian Pacific Family Center Prevention Programs and its 40+ community partners— hosted the 4th Annual San Gabriel Valley-wide Youth Summit for all students between 6th and 12th grades on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event was held at Columbia School (3400 California Ave) in El Monte, CA. Themed “You’re Youth. Your Time,” the 4th Annual Youth Summit collaborated with over 20 community and educational agencies to host this FREE workshop on a wide range of topics. Some of the topics this year included arts and entertainment, financial literacy, college preparedness, creative writing, bullying, gang and substance abuse prevention, race and racism, and healthy relationships.

The first 100 youth who arrived to the Youth Summit received a FREE T-Shirt.

Students in attendance from around the San Gabriel Valley were very enthusiastic according to the presenters.  Assemblymember Ed Chau of the 49th Assembly District was on hand to speak and recognize those involved with the event as was El Monte City School District Superintendant Dr. Maribel Garcia, and San Gabriel Municipal Water Board member Thomas Wong.

Over 200 students pre-registered online and many walk-ups were welcomed into the event.

The all day event finished with a talent showcase made up of presenters and students showing what they’d learned in their breakout sessions.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
San Gabriel Valley Youth Summit