From crumping to speeches at SGV Youth Summit

Location

Garvey Intermediate School

2720 Jackson St.
Rosemead , CA 91107 United States

Break dancers perform for a crowd of kids Garvey Intermediate School in Rosemead was the place to be last Saturday if you were a 6th to 12th grader: About 100 young people  attended the third annual San Gabriel Valley Youth Summit. The Asian Pacific Family Center organized event brought together a diverse group of youth together in an area that organizers say needs more after-school programs.

The event kicked off with a free breakfast and speeches from local elected officials who underscored the message of warning youth about gangs and substance abuse.

Despite the serious topics, "fun" was the only word kids used to describe the summit. Howard Lin, one of the workshop coordinators, said that the community lacks a lot of resources for kids especially with very limited after school programs. Wenli Jen, another organizer, said that the San Gabriel Valley Youth Summit was the first of its kind and many other places have contacted the organization about replicating it. 

More photos from the event on our flickr page. 

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