Ceres City Councilmembers received a rundown of the activities of the Ceres Youth Commission which is now headed by Premjot Saroya of Ceres, a student at Modesto High School.
Now in its eighth year, the commission this year has attracted 30 teenagers. Approximately 95 percent of commission members have gone onto college, 80 percent to a four-year college or university.
Saroya noted that the CYC kicked off the 2013-14 year cycle by helping with the Ceres Halloween Fun Festival with a teen booth and helping out with the craft, photo and face-painting booths at the Ceres Christmas Festival. They estimate that they provide 600 children with fun for the two evenings.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22 the commission will be conducting its second annual Teen Life Skills Workshop with the help of inspirational members of the community. Students aged 13 to 17 will be receiving tips "for when we step into the real world," said Saroya. Topics to be covered include banking, establishing credit, budget shopping, interviewing and job application procedures, social etiquette, dressing for success, self-esteem, leadership, body language, effective communication, laws that apply to teens, long-term consequences of short-term decision-making and the costs and process associated with getting one's own place.
The event will take place at the Ceres Community Center from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee. For more information call 538-5782. To register go to the following link:
Another upcoming event that CYC members will be involved with is Love Ceres.