KING CITY — Nearly 40 students participated in Assembly Member Anna Caballero’s Young Legislators Program in South County and Salinas, with 24 participants from the South Monterey County Program and 14 in the Salinas Program.
The three-week program saw South County students meeting at the King City Council Chambers.
“The Young Legislators Program provides our youth with hands-on experience of learning about how state and local government works,” Caballero said.
Several guest speakers included Santa Cruz Assistant District Attorney Rafael Vasquez, who was born in King City and graduated from King City High School, and Greta Arrevalo the bilingual outreach programs manager at Monterey County Elections.
“This program was extra special for me since I grew up in San Ardo and was able to put this program together through the office of Assembly Member Anna M. Caballero,” said Young Legislators Program Coordinator Yvonne Dorantes.