City of Riverside logoThe Riverside Youth Council, a youth program coordinated in partnership between the City of Riverside Mayor’s Office and the Riverside Police Department, is pleased to announce this year’s 25 “Most Remarkable Teens.”

The program recognizes Riverside youth in grades 8-12 for their excellence in academics, athletics, arts and culture, community involvement, leadership, courage to overcome, acts of valor or any other remarkable accomplishments.  The applications are carefully reviewed, deliberated and then selected by the Youth Council.

These 25 teens will be recognized and honored in a special ceremony at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday (5/9) at 4:45 p.m. The event will be held at the Council Chambers at Riverside City Hall, located at 3900 Main Street in downtown Riverside. The public and media are invited to attend.

Currently under the mentorship of the Riverside Police Department and Office of the Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, the Riverside Youth Council was established in 2004 by the Mayor and City Council as a means of expression and leadership development for the city’s youth. The program aims to encourage Riverside’s best and brightest to have a voice in public policy and other decision-making that directly impact the lives of young people.

25 “Most Remarkable Teens” for 2023:

  • Luis Villareal, Richard De Ocampo, Jorge Vega, Loryn Briscoe, Tiare Cabrera, Eric Ulloa, Carlos Garcia, Emely Rodriguez  – Ramona High School
  • Tuyet Nghi (Nina) Ca, Daira M. Herrera – La Sierra High School
  • Dominic Ozeta, Jennifer Camacho – Notre Dame High School
  • Thinh Tran, Andrea Gomez, Aiden Anguiano – Riverside Virtual High School
  • Frida Campos, Lauryn Singh,  – Arlington High School
  • Vetsy Espinosa – Springs Charter School
  • Lilia Tomoff – John North High School
  • Dalton Adcock – Riverside Poly High School
  • Misty Martinez – Lincoln Continuation High School
  • Alfredo Baltazar, Kailea Kent-Davis – California School for the Deaf
  • Hailey Davis – Liberty University Online Academy & RCC
  • Genevieve Milkie – Hillcrest High School