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Student Leaders Empowered at Conference


Over 80 student leaders from throughout the region were empowered to discover their leadership skills during a California Association of Student Councils (CASC) Change the Future Region 9 conference, held at Mountain View High School in November.

Organized by Mountain View High senior Angel Jimenez, the event consisted of about 60 students from El Monte Union, who were selected based on their growing leadership skills.

Students attended seminars discussing such topics as mental health, sustainability, student voice, education and LGBT+ rights, as well as workshops to strengthen skills in presenting, conflict management, project planning, networking and developing an effective student council.

Assemblywoman Susan Rubio served as the keynote speaker.