At the October 13, 2021 Meeting of the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council we approved a Neighborhood Purposes Grant for $2,000 to help fund the teen leadership program at the East Valley YMCA.
YMCA’s Teens & Government program teaches the values of democracy by creating citizen leaders from a cross-section of our community’s high school population, providing them with the opportunity to experience local government firsthand and to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process. The program also helps develop within these youth an attitude of self-help and self-confidence for their personal futures. More about East Valley YMCA Teens & Government Program.
Our grant helps the Y keep its promise that they will never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay program fees.
“The North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council is proud to provide opportunities for our youth to learn about and participate in government and civic engagement,” shared Youth Empowerment Committee Chair and NHNENC Vice President Zaid Diaz-Arias.