Yesterday, Chandler Center for the Art’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) visited the Chandler Police Department. YAC were hosted by Officer Robin Valenzuela. The council received a tour of the shooting range, police car and jail cells – they even got to try on a bullet proof vest!
The tour was full of dialogue with the officers. YAC learned about the legal and safety issues that will effect them as they transition to adulthood. The devastating long-term effects and legal punishment of sexting and bullying were also discussed. Over all, the evening was informative and fun for the entire group.
We are looking forward to YAC’s upcoming fundraiser on February 9, 2013. Each year the new council takes on a fundraiser event. This year the fundraiser will include a Wayne Newton pre-show raffle, mystery box and silent auction. The goal is to raise enough money to send four kids to our three week summer camp (approx. $2,000). People wishing to send donations for the YAC Summer Camp Scholarship may donate at any of our shows or send money to Chandler Center for the Arts (Attn: YAC Fundraiser) 250 North Arizona Avenue Chandler, AZ 85225.