Youth Engage Conference
A Night of Stimulating Discussions & Networking
Youth Engage is a conference hosted by the Youth Committee for young residents and students ages 12-18. Get acquainted with your City Hall and hear from various speakers on exciting new careers ranging from crowdfunding to "civic hacking." RSVP is required.
Thank you for your participating in the Youth Engage Conference! Check out photos and videos at the Temple City Photos website.
Session Videos | Photos | Program
5:30 p.m. | Council Chambers
6 p.m. | Council Chambers
6:05 p.m. | Council Chambers
6:50 p.m. | Various locations
DINNER CATERED BY CHIPOTLE
7:20 | Temple City Park
8 p.m. | Various locations
8:35 p.m. | Council Chambers
City Hall 101
City of Temple City | Government, City Hall
How much do you know about City Hall? Learn the who, what, why and how of local government decision-making to start getting involved in your community.
All Aboard! New Media Strategies for Engaging Transit Riders
Los Angeles Metro | Marketing, public relations, public transit, new media
Public transportation is on the rise, but there are still plenty of people who are unsure about hopping on a bus or train. Learn about some of Metro’s creative, fun events to get people to try the system and stay onboard—from creating engaging transit spaces, to the importance of social media.
The Power of the Crowd: Viral Philanthropy and Microfinancing in the 21st Century
UCLA Spark | Finance, project funding
Many startups have successfully used tools like Kickstarter to gather financial resources. Now, public agencies are applying the same idea to fund projects ranging from tree-planting to public art. Get an inside look at how UCLA is using this strategy and learn how you can be effective at crowdfunding community initiatives.
Build Your Ideal Community Through Play Workshop
James Rojas, PlaceIt | Urban planning, art
By using our imaginations and hands, we discover our connections to the built environment. This workshop invites you to investigate and share your experiences, needs, and desires through play. This non-verbal method gives everyone access to the planning process, helping to build planning capacity and create community consensus for projects and plans in a quick, social, and memorable way.
Attracting Shoppers and Exciting Businesses to Temple City
Temple City Marketplace | Business, real estate development, marketing
Located in the heart of San Gabriel Valley, Temple City Marketplace draws many shoppers from not only Temple City, but also the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Pasadena, El Monte, San Gabriel and beyond, serving a market of about 2.5 million people. Learn how the property management team partners with the City and gathers input from the broader community to plan for the present and future of Temple City Marketplace, as well as how it attracts exciting new retail stores and dining options.
Civic Hacking: Opening Up New Tools for Citizen Engagement
Caltech Hacktech | Open data, civic engagement, technology, coding
Learn how digital technologies are empowering communities by creating new citizen engagement platforms. Hear first-hand experience from a Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA associate on how larger organizations are using civic programming to better the community.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Teens
City of Temple City | Public safety, emergency response management
Are you and your family prepared for “The Big One?” CERT teaches you the skills needed to protect you, your family, and your friends in disaster situations.
626 Night Market: Real Talk
626 Night Market | Community events, entrepreneurship, business
It’s the original and largest Asian-themed night market in the US. Learn how 626 Night Market came to be, the strategies behind its success, and how it’s become a unique hub for the community.
Advancing Bicycling in SGV
BikeSGV | Transportation planning, policy, nonprofit
Over the past several years, BikeSGV has championed an extraordinary effort to advance the development of a well connected bicycle transportation system that is safe, attractive and convenient for people of all ages and abilities in the San Gabriel Valley. BikeSGV has spearheaded region-wide education programs, support policies, and enforcement strategies to encourage increased bicycle ridership. Projects such as the SGV Bicycle Master Plan, the SGV Greenway Network, and the Bike Train have gained regional acclaim with the SGVCOG's Award for Innovation, Congresswoman Chu's Building Bridges Award and SCAQMD's Clean Air Award.