News from: The City of Indio
Now that the end of the school year is upon us, it is time for the next generation of Indio’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members to step up and lead! Applications to be a part of YAC for the 2021-2022 school year are now available online and are due by Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
During the 2020-2021 school year, and for only the second time in history, YAC was represented by an all-female leadership council, consisting of 14 members in grades nine to 12 from Indio High School, Shadow Hills High School and Xavier College Prep.
Even though the school year looked very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YAC continued to lead by holding their meetings virtually via Zoom. They also stayed active in the community by creating social media videos for both the 2020 Census and Get Out to Vote campaign. To aid those who were in need of necessities due to the pandemic, YAC used their funding to assemble 120 hygiene kits. The kits included a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and a facemask, and were delivered to the ABC Recovery Center and Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Also in response to the pandemic, YAC used social media to thank front-line workers such as nurses from JFK Memorial Hospital, and promote local businesses such as Mario’s Italian Café and Tacos Gonzalez.
Six YAC members will graduate as part of the Class of 2021, and continue their education and community service throughout California. The City of Indio congratulates Denise Campos-Lagunas, Katherine Escalante, Edna Mora, Kindra Medel, Jaqueline Orozco, and Trinity Hernandez on their dedication to YAC and this community!