U.S. Embassy Zambia

Youth Participation in Community Service and Local Governance

July 22, 2015

U.S. Embassy Information Resource Center Director Wilcliff Sakala spoke to Devante Watson an activist for positive social change and a nationally acclaimed orator from the state of New Mexico, U.S.A. They discussed how university students interested in community service and/or local governance can engage in community work and local governance activities.

Devont’e has served as an advisor to the mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a member of the New Mexico Youth Alliance, an advisory council to the New Mexican Legislature.  He is also a member of the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, the Executive Director for the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Governmental Affairs, and the Project Director for the New Mexico Forum for youth at the Community’s Youth Economic Summer Institute Internship Program.