From left, Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) Secretary Deb Minyard, County Councilor Rick Reiss, C’YA Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen, C’YA Science Educator Chad Lauritzen and County Councilor Morrie Pongratz show the proclamation that declares 2018-2019 as a ‘Year of Asset Building’. The proclamation also declares Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 as ‘College Day/Military Day’ in Los Alamos County. The proclamation was presented Tuesday night during the meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers that recognizes 2018-2019 as a “Year of Asset Building” and Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 as “College/Military Day” in Los Alamos.
Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss presented the proclamation, which reads:
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: Every young person 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: Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) is dedicated to creating and increasing these building blocks to elevate our community values of creating a Healthy Community, Healthy Youth;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim 2018-2019 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, September 7, 2018 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.