(Victor Valley)- Monday night, Supervisor Ramos was honored with the Sue Matheson Award during the annual California Coalition for Youth Awards dinner in Sacramento. Supervisor Ramos, who is also Co-Chair of the Homeless Youth Taskforce, was chosen to receive this award for his commitment to the empowerment of youth in San Bernardino County.
Sue Matheson, founder, and Executive Director of Xanthos, Inc., in Alameda, and a founding member of California Coalition for Youth (CCY), was an outstanding mentor, teacher, and supportive colleague. A nationally recognized leader in the juvenile justice field, Sue consistently supported youth involvement and youth and family empowerment.
Suitable nominees need not be members of CCY, but will possess these qualities with an emphasis on mentoring others:
- An outstanding leader, who develops leadership
- A teacher, networker, coalition-builder, advocate, and mentor of colleagues
- Someone with the ability to motivate and inspire
- A supporter of youth involvement and youth and family empowerment
“I am honored to have been chosen to receive this award,” Chairman Ramos stated. “In San Bernardino County, we work hard every day to understand the needs of our homeless youth and are working together to create a community where youth empower youth.”
Supervisor Ramos was also the keynote speaker of the Taking Action Conference hosted by CCY.
Attached is a photo of the event. Pictured in the photo are Darry Every (man standing in the back) with Family Assistance Program, Brenda Dowdy (woman in the black suit) with San Bernardino County Schools, Lucy Valencia (woman in the red) with Chaffey Joint Unified School District, along with some of the County’s Youth Representatives.