The Leadership Council is dedicated towards providing leadership development to students in the community by supporting and creating targeted innovative programs to connect the youth, promote mental health, and encourage community service. As a driving force and branch of The Youth Center, the Leadership Council seeks to channel the voices of high school, middle school, and elementary school students to create and nurture a network of leaders in the community, helping them to grow with integrity, resilience, compassion, and inspiration as the leaders of tomorrow.
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Ally Hatakeyama, President
Gabe Freedman Finch, VP of Community Service
Hannah Young, Secretary
Khloe Tran, VP of Programs
Lucas Beltran, Treasurer
Lucas Beltran is a high schooler at Los Alamitos High School and the treasurer of the Youth Center Leadership Council. Outside of the council, Lucas is the vice-president of the Healthcare club and the logistics director for the Pre Med club at Los Alamitos High School. He is always dedicated and passionate towards supporting and helping others and is inspired to help the community because of a desire to give all children equal opportunities.
Ally Hatakeyama is the president and founder of the Leadership Council of Students. She loves to support the children and their mental wellbeing through engaging programs, and seeing the smiles and happiness of the kids inspires her to try to make a difference everyday. Ally is the president of Emerging Leaders, a club at Los Alamitos High School that focuses on leadership development and strives to create a club environment in which members will find safety to share, challenge themselves to step beyond their comfort zone, and learn from role models. As a high schooler, she looks forward to her future in further supporting children’s mental health and giving back to the community!
Hannah Young is currently a sophomore at Cerritos High School. At school, she is on the tennis team and serves as a representative of the Taiwanese Club. She looks forward to helping the community and inspiring other high schoolers to do the same. Her goal is to work towards creating an inclusive environment in which everyone feels they have a voice in their community!
Khloe Tran is a high school student at Los Alamitos High School. She is a part of and on the board of Emerging Leaders, a club on campus that helps students build leadership skills and give back to the community. She avidly believes in helping people with hopes of improving their lives for the better; no matter how big or small.
Gabriel Freedman-Finch is a student at Los Alamitos High School. At school, he is part of the award winning Los Alamitos high school show choir. His main reasons for wanting to give back to the community is to inspire others like he’s been. When he leaves, he hopes to have contributed to the community and helped to create something lasting, impactful, and amazing!