This is the fourth year that Puente has given the Youth Bridges Award to graduates of Pescadero High School. This year we are thrilled that about 40 families and individuals made donations to raise money for the 10 scholarships we are giving tonight.
Every year, Puente gives the Youth Bridges Award to the youth that graduate from Pescadero High School and that at any point worked at Puente during a summer or the school year.
It is very important that as a community we recognize the bridging role that youth play. These youth are the camp counselors for our children’s camp; they support the school district programs such panther camp, kick off, math camp, etc.; they staff our community farmer’s market; they tutor younger children and adults; they go on career development internships; they participate in academic services and several trainings to develop their life and work skills.
Any youth interested in being a part of the Youth Leadership and Employment Program is welcome to contact us.
We also would like to recognize and congratulate the parents of the graduates with the important role they play in these endeavors.
We are very proud to have given the Youth Bridges Award to the following graduates last Friday, June 8: