On May 13, KYCC Prevention Education hosted the 6th Annual Flores de Mayo event to commemorate our Prevention Community Council (PCC), which currently has a membership of over 160 adult community members. KYCC’s PCC consists of several parent groups that help reduce substance abuse in youth ages 12 through 20 years old in Koreatown, Pico-Union, and Westlake. Parent representatives from these groups also help guide prevention efforts and speak on behalf of the communities they reside in.
Our annual Flores de Mayo events promote an alcohol-free environment that challenges the cultural traditions that parties and gatherings can only be enjoyed with alcoholic beverages. In addition, this event celebrates and recognizes parents for their participation in KYCC’s programs and their contributions to substance prevention education efforts.
This year, the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, and Congresswoman Karen Bass participated in the Flores de Mayo event to provide certificates, video testimonials, and an in-person speech to commemorate the hard work of our parent groups.
The event also featured four videos that were developed with Prevention Community Council leads and representatives. The videos cover the topics highlighting the work of our advocacy groups, their advocacy efforts within the community, and how they were able to adapt their services over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to everyone who made this event a success including all of our Prevention Community Council members and their families, representatives from partner agencies, City Officials, and staff.