Hesperia teens to study inner workings of city government
HESPERIA • A select group of high school seniors will have an opportunity to experience the inner workings of a local government agency during the eighth annual Youth in Government Day event Thursday.
A partnership effort between the city of Hesperia, Hesperia Unified School District and Hesperia Chamber of Commerce, the goal of the event is to educate students about local government and to encourage them to become more active in their community, a city news release said.
Students are provided with a foundation in responsible citizenship, exposed to the issues faced by today’s civic leaders and taught the role and processes of local government.
“Each year, this event is very popular with both students and city employees,” Mayor Thurston “Smitty” Smith said in the news release. “This event offers students a wonderful opportunity to learn about careers in public service.”
Thursday’s daylong event at City Hall includes an orientation and welcome briefing, job shadowing, a luncheon program, a “Meet the Mayor” question-and-answer session and participation in a mock City Council meeting.
Students will be teamed up to shadow workplace mentors at the city of Hesperia and experience a normal day on the job.
“Job shadowing has proven to be a great tool in motivating students by showing them how the things they learn in school are applied in the workplace. By gaining a better understanding of local government, students learn how important decisions are made and how the community can be a part of the process,” City Manager Mike Podegracz said.
For more information, call Public Information Officer Rachel Molina at 760-947-1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Et Snell · Following · Top Commenter · MTJulie some of your comments are great and then you waffle and stumble along with your lack of research and lazyness on reasearching.
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on poplar approx 200 feet and provided labor also not to mention shortly after it got another visit for capping. I sure do like it better when your not so lazy and do your research.Reply · Like · Follow Post · January 29 at 12:25pm
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Julie Benghazi Jensen · Top Commenter · Victor Valley CollegeGirls as Council Members??? Wha??? Is that allowed?Reply · Like · Follow Post · January 29 at 9:48am
Et Snell · Following · Top Commenter · MTMr Kelly
Please allow are curious you to get a first hand look at things like the Mayors house and notice how only his house has paving in front of it.
Study the $8,000 councilman Russ Blewett took from the disposal contract he put the
residents together for millions in a excessively lenghtly contract.
Lets not forget how we got a total nude 18 yr olds.
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Julie Benghazi Jensen · Top Commenter · Victor Valley CollegeYou mean the house of the mayor who owns his own cement hauling company??? LOL You really ought not make such wild accusations off the top of your head, Et Snell. You seem to expect everyone else to “study” something when you haven’t done so yourself. You have no proof of anything you say, just assumptions based on the meanest thing you can think of. You make yourself look foolish.Reply · Like · January 29 at 9:53am
Julie Benghazi Jensen · Top Commenter · Victor Valley CollegeNot that we don’t need to keep a close watch on everything these human council members and City staff do; we just don’t need to be so mean and paranoid about it.Reply · Like · January 29 at 9:53am
Michael Kelly · Top Commenter · Works at Self Employed/RetailWhat is there to learn? Say one thing when running and do whatever your cronies tell you to do when elected. That’s how government works.Reply · 3 · Like · Follow Post · January 28 at 2:49pm
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Brett Johnson · Top CommenterCity officials should study city governmentReply · 3 · Like · Follow Post · January 28 at 6:53pm
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