County Council Celebrates Youth And Education

Los Alamos County Councilor Steven Girrens, right, presents a proclamation on behalf of the Council to LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left, and Chad the ‘Sci Guy’ Lauritzen of Champions of Youth Ambitions in celebration of ‘A year of Building Assets’. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Councilor Steven Girrens, on behalf of the Council presented a proclamation, at Tuesday’s regular Council meeting, declaring 2016-2017 as a “Year of Asset Building” and Friday, Sept. 2 as “College Day/Miltary Day” in Los Alamos County.

Girrens presented the proclamation to Chad the “Sci Guy” Lauritzen of Champions of Youth Ambitions and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Director Patrick Sullivan.


WHEREAS: The Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets are common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence the choices young people make to become caring, responsible adults; and

WHEREAS: Everyone – young and young at heart – needs Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies, Positive Identity; and

WHEREAS: Neighborhoods, faith communities, schools, businesses and civic organizations  play vital roles in building Assets in our community and our youth by establishing relationships; and

WHEREAS: The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), with an intentional goal of creating and increasing these building blocks through Assets In Action, will transcend the effort — creating a Healthy Community, Healthy Youth;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim 2016-2017 as a “YEAR OF ASSET BUILDING” in Los Alamos County, and encourage everyone to “Take A Second, Make A Difference” to benefit the future, by engaging youth and helping our children thrive;

AND FURTHERMORE, I do hereby endorse a love of life-long education and learning by declaring Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 as “COLLEGE DAY/MILITARY DAY” in our community; I encourage members of the community to wear their favorite apparel on this special day to promote life-long learning for our youth.