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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Mayor’s Youth Council collects donations for STCH Ministries

Students hold toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash and other hygiene items in group photo with a woman

PHOTO #1: Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council and STCH Ministries Director of Homes for Families Theresa Klacman, left, pose for a photo with donated items that the students collected for STCH Ministries.

PHOTO #2: Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council help to load donated items for STCH Ministries Director of Homes for Families Theresa Klacman, left.

PHOTO #3: Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council pose for a photo with U.S. Congressman Michael Cloud, middle, and Mayor Jeff Bauknight, right. Cloud visited the council’s April 11 meeting to give the students a behind-the-scenes perspective of his work as a congressman.

Students carry plastic tubs and bags to the open back of a silver van. A woman stands nearby.The Mayor’s Youth Council provided a donation of personal hygiene items to STCH Ministries during the council’s April 11 meeting at UHV Northwest Center, 1604 E. Airline Road.

STCH Ministries is a local nonprofit that provides housing for children and single mothers, as well as counseling, job training and other services.

The students collected the items through donation drives at Victoria East, Victoria West and St. Joseph High Schools.

A group photo of students with Mayor Jeff Bauknight and Congressman Michael CloudAlso, U.S. Congressman Michael Cloud visited the meeting to give the students a behind-the-scenes perspective of his work as a congressman. Cloud discussed the amount of work that his office receives, the importance of his staff and how he connects with the community when he comes back to his district.

About the Mayor’s Youth Council

The student-led group is a collaborative effort between Mayor Jeff Bauknight and local high school students to foster civic involvement through service projects and educational opportunities.

Applications for the program open in the fall. For more information, students may contact Special Projects Manager Keisha Smith at ksmith@victoriatx.gov or 361-485-3036. 

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