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Students shadow county employees at 15th Annual Youth in Government Day

March 15, 2018

INDIO, Calif – High school students from the Coachella Valley shadowed Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and 44 other county employees who are based in the Coachella Valley during the 15th Annual Fourth District Youth in Government Day today. Supervisor Perez made opening remarks at 8:00 a.m. as the students got paired up with their mentors at the Taj Mahal building at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. After six hours of job shadowing, the students then regrouped at the Taj Mahal building.

“This event is a unique mentoring program that allows students to experience an introduction to the variety of career choices available in public service, specifically, county government,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.

Participating county departments include: Animal Services, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney’s Office, Economic Development Agency – Housing Authority, Human Resources, Probation, Public Social Services, Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health, Sheriff’s, Transportation and Treasurer-Tax Collector.

The employees were grouped with 94 high school students from eight participating high schools: Desert Christian Academy and Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage high schools.

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