San Jose, August 27, 2018: The Moreland School District announced that eighth grade Easterbrook Discovery School student, Amelie Arango, and seventh grade Latimer student, Danielle De La Cruz, were selected to serve as two of only three Middle School representatives for the City of Campbell Youth Commission. Chosen from over 30 applicants, both students have begun their first year as a Youth Commissioner and will act in an advisory capacity to Campbell City Council on matters relating to youth and teens. Commissioners are appointed to a one year term and can re-apply to serve a maximum of three terms.
In past years, middle school representatives have developed career and life skills by planning community events at the Campbell Library, connecting with elderly in the community through Teens Teach Tech events, as well as fundraising for mental health and awareness. In addition, Youth Commission representatives plan the Teens Job Fair that features over 25 different companies, as well as plan Resume Workshops at the Campbell Library where students have the opportunity to practice their interview skills, update their resumes, and collaborate with Youth Commissioners in other cities on topics that affect teens such as mental health, voting age, and gun violence.
The 2018/2019 Campbell Youth Commission has representatives from the following schools, all residents of the city of Campbell: Easterbrook Discovery School, Latimer School, Rolling Hills Middle School, Westmont High School, Del Mar High School, Branham High School, Prospect High School, St. Francis High School and Mitty High School.
The Moreland School District has had selected student representatives in the Campbell Youth Commission over the past three years.