From meeting with city officials to throwing a Super Bowl party, the youth commission at the John W. Wells Youth Center plays a high-stakes role as activists for adolescents.
The 12-member commission of Madera junior high and high school students and three adult facilitators meets on the second Tuesday of each month to create and organize activities. The group proposes changes and makes suggestions that could affect not just youth that attend the center, but Madera youth as a whole.
“They’re the voice in our community for the youth,” said Nicki Rincon, the center’s program coordinator.
The committee at the center maintained by the City of Madera Parks and Community Services Department was established to “get all points of view of what youth want to see in Madera,” Rincon said...