Dream Extreme Future Leaders learn about their city

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This year’s Dream Extreme Future Leaders program culminates in a mock City Council meeting Dec. 6. Participants include, from left, Valerie Castro, Jaimie Phothisen and Josephine Nguyen. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Several Lake Elsinore youth stepped up to participate in the Dream Extreme Future Leaders program that taught them about city government from a firsthand perspective. Taking on the roles of several key positions, including those of Lake Elsinore City Council members, the teens spent eight weeks learning what goes into making things happen in their community. The program culminated in a mock city council meeting, Monday, Dec. 6, that included presentations by city “staff” and public comments about agenda items they compiled. “This program seeks to introduce our youth to local government and the many roles we play in building a great community,” Deputy City Manager Nicole Dailey said. “Junior and senior high school students are given mock positions and must come up with a projec
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