Join us for East Valley’s first fundraiser of the 2015-2016 program year! Bring your friends and family to the Studio City CPK on June 12 and 20% of your purchase will be donated to East Valley. Be sure to print out the official flyer and show it to your server.
Each year, we send our newly elected President, Speaker of the House, and Youth Governor candidate to Maryland through the Y&G exchange program in an effort to connect with other programs across the country. Last weekend, Ariana Trujillo, Camila Leon, and Chad Gasman spent a few days in Maryland experiencing the heart of the state’s Youth & Government Program. Continue reading »
The 14th Model United Nations Summit was a success for the East Valley Family YMCA! The delegates spent four months researching the United Nations in preparation for their culminating conference. At the Summit, middle school delegates had the opportunity to discuss international issues, learn about other cultures, explore different roles in the UN, and most importantly, develop life-changing skills. Throughout the four days, these middle school students were able to cultivate their personal character in a comfortable environment, and learn more about themselves. The culmination of this four-month program has helped the kids realize that their voice is meaningful and everyone wants to hear what they have to say.
“It brought a smile to my face every time I heard fellow secretariats from different delegations praise their East Valley delegates”
– Brandon Yu, MUN Secretariat and East Valley Y&G Vice President
East Valley delegates were praised for their intelligence and articulation within each program area. All of the secretariats were blown away by their knowledge and passion.
Jessica Dangcil won Secretary General, making it the third year in a row an East Valley delegate has won! East Valley left with two Outstanding Delegate awards, where students were rewarded for excellence in their areas. Their accomplishments are unbelievable, and EVY is so incredibly proud of every single person who participated in the program.
“Yes, they are still middle schoolers and may not have a full grasp on the real world, may very easily get sugared up on any meal and be difficult to control, but it’s that non-stop giddiness that turns these kids into great leaders. And for them to become great leaders, I don’t think they’ll have to look far.”
– Gabe Lizer, MUN Secretariat and East Valley Y&G Delegate
This weekend, East Valley President Camila Leon, Speaker of the House Chad Gasman, and Youth Governor candidate Ariana Trujillo had the opportunity to attend a Maryland Youth & Government conference. Watch Ariana give the closing remarks at the banquet!
Every year, the YMCA holds the largest event in the country to support healthy kids. The East Valley Family YMCA needs teen volunteers to run the Y&G booth, the MUN booth, and other fun games and activities!