The By Youth For Youth (BYFY) group of the Mar Vista Family Center in Del Rey hosted its Ninth Annual Youth Conference at the center Friday and Saturday, June 26th and 27th, with the theme “Living Through Change.”

The conference began with a welcome dinner and entertainment provided by “Mike the Poet” and youths and continued June 27th with a full day of workshops facilitated by various youth organizations, alongside the BYFY group.

Each workshop focused on the different issues surrounding politics, education, and in the youths’ personal lives. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was Belita Moreno of the George Lopez Show.

The conference was targeted towards all youths in the Los Angeles area who are interested in networking with other youths from different backgrounds and sharing ideas on youth advocacy, according to the Mar Vista Family Center.

Information, www.byfy.org/, or www.marvistafc.org/.

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