Trip to Capitol Hill gives Merced teen glimpse of Latino issues

Highlights  Guadalupe Aleman attended Ready to Lead NextGen program in Washington, D.C. Trip highlighted issues affecting Hispanics, encouraged young people to be leaders For Aleman, trip was first time out of state and an educational experience BY BRIANNA CALIX | bcalix@mercedsunstar.com  A trip to Washington, D.C., geared for young Hispanics gave one Merced teen a glimpse…

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City leaders debate funding Merced Youth Council

Highlights Mayor, Building Healthy Communities want more money for the Youth Council City officials say the Youth Council is struggling to fill seats Issue discussed between City Council and residents during a budget study session BY BRIANNA CALIX | bcalix@mercedsunstar.com Leaders of the Merced Youth Council are pressing officials to dramatically increase their budget, but members…

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