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Youth In Government Day at Anaheim City Hall Experienced By Local High School Students
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 21, 2011) - Youth in Government Day, an annual event at Anaheim’s City Hall, took place yesterday with more than 130 high school students from Anaheim participating and learning about the inner workings of their local city government.  The students were assigned to spend their day in designated Anaheim City Hall departments, as well as in group discussions and a mock city council meeting.  Youth in Government Day, which is sponsored by the Anaheim Community Foundation, began in 1969, and it continues to be a valuable activity by which students can explore a career in public service. 

The theme for the 2011 Youth in Government Day was “How can Anaheim (government, business, schools, faith-based organizations, and others) build a culture of kindness that is demonstrated in the daily lives of its youth, residents, and community?”  Participating students were from the Anaheim Union High School District as well as Anaheim private schools Servite High School and Cornelia Connelly High School.

In addition to experiencing a day as a City employee, this program also highlights the Youth of the Year Scholarship award, sponsored by the Anaheim Lions Club.  The Youth of the Year Scholarship is awarded to a single student and two runners-up based on community service involvement, character, contributions and achievements.

For more information, please contact the City of Anaheim’s Community Services Department, at 714-765-5191.


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