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The City of Chula Vista is currently accepting applications for the inaugural Citizens’ Youth Leadership Academy (CYLA). The youth academy concept is designed to expose high school Juniors to the work of City employees in an effort to advance students’ understanding of the necessary training and education needed for jobs in public service and other sectors. The academy will help as they make plans for their senior year, graduation, career training and college.

The series of six evening sessions will provide students with an inside look at City programs, services and policies, coupled with direct access to City leaders and frontline staff. In addition, students will experience tours of City facilities, including a City-wide bus tour of Chula Vista’s major projects. Sessions include police and fire safety, conservation, City finance, planning, recreation, road improvements and library services.

CYLA is open to 11th grade students who are Chula Vista residents or attend high schools in Chula Vista. The academy will be held on Wednesday evenings, February 12 through March 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with one Saturday morning bus tour. Students will receive 20 hours of community service credit after successfully completing the program.

To be considered, one letter of recommendation from a teacher, school counselor or school administrator must be submitted along with a completed application. The application and letter of recommendation must be submitted by 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 22. To apply for CYLA and for further information, visit

Walmart has generously underwritten this Academy. For questions, please contact Jennifer Quijano at, or call (619) 409-5812.

Posted: January 13, 2014

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