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Youth council to improve communication

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado

A few days ago, the IMAJSMA (Institute for San Miguel’s Youth) set up a youth council of 32 sanmiguelense preparatory and university students. The council will act as a liaison between the residents of neighborhoods and students and the IMAJSMA and local authorities, with the idea of working together to meet the needs of young people in urban and rural areas. Members of the council attend schools such as Leobino Zavala, CBTis and Universidad de León.

More than 400 young people from San Miguel and other municipalities took part in the inaugural event, called Jóvenes Expresión. The participants competed in different areas, including graffiti, skateboarding  and break dancing.

The theme for the graffiti contest was security. Álan Romo, director of the IMAJSMA, told Atención that there are several plans for taking the break dancers out of the Jardín; currently, some of them have been invited to practice their dances at the kiosk of Juárez Park instead of the Jardín. Acrylic flooring will be placed in the kiosk to facilitate their practice. “We want to integrate them into society as well as with other groups such as the skaters, who already practice in the park,” said Romo.

With regard to the graffiti artists, Romo commented that they will be included in the program Blank Walls and they are up for more spaces for them to express their ideas.

More than 500 people participated in the event, singing all kinds of music and listening to motivational speeches. To end the event the talk “The Importance of Being a Leader” was offered to the attendees.


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