Shayla Zhen 2018-2019Favorite Quote:

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from this point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. “ –Atticus Finch

Why did you join MYC?

I joined the MYC because I saw other youth commissioners in action and I thought I could be one of them. MYC gave me a voice, new friendships, and opportunities to grow within myself. I learned how to step out of my comfort zone and represent my community.

What is one goal you have for next year in MYC? 

One goal doesn’t determine how much I want to do for next year. One goal is prompting mental health. This is a elected liaison project I want to tackle for the upcoming year. Another goal is to continue fighting for later high school start times because it is important for youth to get enough sleep to properly function. Also striving for YouthPass funding towards east county!