On June 20, 2018, the Indio City Council approved expanding the Indio Teen Center’s Vocational Training Program using Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $42,000 for fiscal year 2018-19. The funds will enhance the vocational areas of culinary arts, photography/video services, and music recording by purchasing new equipment and software, and hiring support staff to assist with job training and career development. The enhancements are expected to increase the participation of high school juniors and seniors as they prepare to enter the workforce or continue their education. The Indio City Council has made it a priority to improve services for Indio youth, which makes up nearly 30% of the population. Go to www.Indio.org to learn more about the amazing programs at the Indio Teen Center.