CSF Joins King County Council in Recognizing Latinx Youth

CSF Scholar Yael and CSF Program Manager Lakesha with King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

During Latinx Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans in the United States. We were honored to join the King County Council on October 16 for a reception and proclamation to celebrate King County Latinx Youth.

CSF Scholar Yael, a senior at Mount Rainier High School, gave an inspiring speech at the reception about his experience as a Latinx youth in King County. He shared how CSF has helped him prepare for college and pursue his dream to become a creative director in the fashion industry.

After the reception, Yael and CSF Program Manager Lakesha met with council members and discussed the impact of our programming. They then attended the proclamation in council chambers declaring September 15 to October 15, 2019, as Latinx Heritage Month. Yael read part of the proclamation and received his own copy to take home.

Thanks to Councilmembers Dembowski, Kohl-Welles and Upthegrove as well as the King County Legislative Branch’s Equity and Social Justice Team for inviting us to this joyful celebration!