To give the homeless in our community a helping hand during the pandemic, the ACYC assembled a total of 100 hygiene kits that were each filled with essentials like soap, combs, and toothpaste. This kits were delivered to the Foothill Unity Center throughout September of 2020, and the ACYC hoped that this brought some solace to the less-fortunate right now. Please stay safe!
In the midst of the BLM protests, ACYC pledged to donate $1 for every 3 signatures on the "Ban the Use of Inhumane Rubber Bullets" petition. A total of 233 people signed the petition, which allowed the ACYC to raise a total of $78 to donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to sign the petitions and contribute to the movement for racial equality. Now, more than ever, the voice of our youth is needed to enact change in this unjust world; your effort proves that while America is a long way from success, there are still those who care.
Upon noticing the lack of sanitary napkins available for girls in the restrooms of Arcadia High School, ACYC took the initiative to campaign for better accessibility to feminine hygiene products. With the help of the school district, ACYC managed to install a pad/tampon distributor in the quad restroom nearest to the rally court.
The homeless population in Arcadia is constantly overlooked, but ACYC is here to change that. At a city council meeting in the Arcadia City Hall, four ACYC representatives along with other students residing in Arcadia voiced the youth's concerns over the increasing homeless rate, and possible solutions to consider in the future.
History Day is one of the most important events for ACYC, as its goal is to promote the vast history of our city. At the Arcadia Public Library, ACYC members set up games and activities with the intention of educating children about Arcadia's past, from our Native American Tribes to Lucky Baldwin. Kids had fun trading beads, drawing, and earning fun prizes!