10th Annual Fourth District Youth in Government Day to Pair County Staff with Students

News Release


Apr 09

10th Annual Fourth District Youth in Government Day to Pair County Staff with Students

INDIO – High school students from the Coachella Valley will shadow Superior Court Judges Victoria Cameron and James Hawkins and 43 other county employees that are based in the Coachella Valley during Wednesday’s 10th Annual Fourth District Youth in Government Day.

Amity Armes, Deputy District Attorney, will make opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. as the students meet their mentors in Room 402 of the Workforce Development Center in Indio, 44-199 Monroe St. After six hours of job shadowing, the students will regroup at the Workforce Development Center at 3 p.m.

“Thanks to many participating county employees, high school students are getting an opportunity to experience a great variety of rewarding career choices available in public service,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.

Participating county departments include: CAL FIRE, Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, Law Offices of the Public Defender, Animal Services, Child Support Services, Code Enforcement, Economic Development Agency, Environmental Health, Human Resources, Mental Health, the Office on Aging, Probation, Public Health, Public Social Services, the Regional Park and Open-Space District and the Transportation & Land Management Agency.

The judges and 43 county employees will be paired with 45 high school students from Desert Christian Academy and Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, Desert Mirage, Palm Desert and Palm Springs.

For more information about Wednesday’s activities, please contact Brittney Baird, Supervisor Benoit’s Youth Advisory Council Coordinator, at 760-863-8211.

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