Community Connections: Meet Jayda L.

Jayda Lobban

WELA YMCA Youth Institute, is part of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative funded by The California Endowment.Youth are exploring and investigating how the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) can empower and improve their local school communities.


What grade are you in and what school do you go to?
I'm in 9th grade and I go to school at Environmental Science and Technology High School (ESAT).

What's the most important thing to know about you?
The most important thing to know about me is that I can be brutally sarcastic sometimes.

What neighborhood do you call home?
I live in San Gabriel, but I consider different neighborhoods my home, because I have never stayed in one neighborhood all my life.

Where is the first and last place you would take a new visitor in your neighborhood?
The first place I would take a new visitor in my neighborhood is to the Salvation Army near my house. I also live near Main Street where there's a movie theater, Starbucks, and other places! The last place I would take them is to the front of my apartments where my mean managers are.

What object connects you to your neighborhood? How does it link you to your community?
An object that connects me to my neighborhood is my TAP card, which links to the bus, because the bus is my source of transportation. It takes me to all the different neighborhoods I feel connected to.

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