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Council Proclaims 2017-2018 Year Of Asset Building

on September 13, 2017 - 3:12am

From left, LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, LARSO Pauline Schneider, Councilor Rick Reiss, Bernadette and Chad Laurtizen of Champions of Youth Ambitions with a proclamation that declares 2017-2018 as a 'Year of Asset Building' and Sept. 8 as 'College Day/Military Day'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss presented a proclamation Sept. 5 that declares 2017-2018 as a "Year of Asset Building" as well recognizing Sept. 8 as "College Day/Military Day." 

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS: The Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets are common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence the choices young people make to become caring, responsible adults; and

WHEREAS: Everyone - young and young at heart - needs Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies, Positive Identity; and

WHEREAS: Neighborhoods, faith communities, schools, businesses and civic organizations  play vital roles in building Assets in our community and our youth by establishing relationships; and

WHEREAS: The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) work together, with an intentional goal of creating and increasing these building blocks to elevate Healthy Community, Healthy Youth;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim 2017-2018 as a “Year of Asset Building” in Los Alamos County, and encourage everyone to “Take A Second, Make A Difference” to benefit the future, by engaging youth and helping our children thrive;

AND FURTHERMORE, I do hereby endorse a love of life-long education and learning by declaring Friday, September 8, 2017 as “College Day/Military Day"  in our community; I encourage members of the community to wear their favorite apparel on this special day to promote life-long learning for our youth.