They have been involved in Mika’s youth programs for over 10 years. Both sets of their parents were founding members of the Center St. Neighborhood Action Committee and continue to be leaders in the community.
In August, Julisa and Uli attended the Christian Community Development Association’s (CCDA) National Conference with our team. It was great to have some of our youth learning more about the principles of community development, growing in their understanding of community, and being challenged to lead.
Julisa is a senior at Newport Harbor. She is involved in Mika Youth, Reality Changers College Apps Academy, Mika Surf Club, she tutors in the El Paseo after-school program, and attends Homework & Hangout. She will also be serving on the newly formed youth leadership team for Mika Youth. About CCDA, Julie said,
“I learned how to have a deeper relationship with God and was encouraged to make a change in my community, even if it’s a small one.”
Both Julisa and Uli are leaders among their peers. After over a decade of being involved in Mika’s programs and seeing their parents and others lead positive change in their community, they are continuing to grow in their relationships with God, with self, and with others. Will you join us in supporting the success of our youth?