Youth Council promotes the visibility of the Epicenter through outreaching to other youth in the community, organize events and coordinate activities as well as supporting monthly events at the center. Youth Council strives to create an environment where local young people feel connected and supported as they transition into adulthood.
In keeping with the vision and values of the Epicenter, it is essential that youth input and feedback be weaved into every aspect of our programming. The Youth Council allows the opportunity to pair this feedback mechanism with a clear leadership development opportunity. Youth Council receives mentorship from the Epicenter Youth Advocates.
Youth Council Bio
Hi, my name is Alexa Villalobos. I was born in Salinas, Ca and grew up in both Salinas and Greenfield. My sister and I were placed in foster care in 2005. We did not have a very good experience in the system, we lived in about five different homes. Meanwhile, my parents were both fighting for custody. In 2011, my mom won full custody of my sister and I. As of right now, I am 17 years old going to Hartnell College to get my General Ed done. I plan to transfer to either San Jose State, Sacramento State or Christian University called William Jessup University. I want to become a Speech Pathologist and specialize with who have autism.
For I know that thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. -Jeremiah 29:11