09/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 11:39
'I am excited to see the launch of an annual forum for young people in Long Beach,' said Mayor Robert Garcia. 'The Long Beach Youth Festival will play an important role in the implementation of the Long Beach Strategic Plan for Youth and Emerging Adults - a plan resulting from significant community engagement efforts of the Invest in Youth Campaign to uplift the voices of Long Beach's future leaders.'
The Long Beach Youth Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), where attendees can expect: youth-centric seminars and panels; performances and showcases from local poets, writers, singers and dancers; interactive fun activities; and a family resource fair. Lunch will be provided in conjunction with a panel featuring young leaders from throughout the city.
'The intent of the Strategic Plan for Youth and Emerging Adults is to mobilize the entire community to strengthen and create pathways that will improve the health, mental health, well-being and economic mobility of youth,' said Youth and Family Commission Member Dr. Sara Zaidi. 'The inaugural Youth Festival is an important milestone for the work we are leading in partnership with Long Beach youth. The day's event will bring together amazing talent, fascinating speakers, invaluable local resources and fun activities for families.'
The event is free, but registration is highly encouraged. Online registration is now open at www.bit.ly/lbyfest. Or, call 562.570.3762 for more information.