On March 11, I served as a speaker on local government issues at the San Mateo County Youth Leadership Conference at the College of San Mateo.
Hosted by the San Mateo County Youth Commission, the day-long conference featured a wide range of topics including discussion of local and national policy issues, and the screening of two youth-created films.
There was also a free demonstration on self-defense and conflict resolution (see photos below). The event was brimming with energy!
On March 28, I completed my fourth year as a volunteer teacher with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) "Speak and Lead Program", which provides a free six-week course to local high school students to improve their public speaking skills.
With other community leaders, on March 28 we held the final competition for the program and awarded $900 in scholarship money to five worthy students.
The youth in San Mateo are active in our community, and I am proud to support their efforts!
Here are some photos from the two events:
Self-Defense training at the San Mateo County Youth Leadership Conference.
Final speeches at OCA's Speak and Lead Program - March 28