Students, scouts and groups are making a habit of taking field trips to City Hall to learn about City government firsthand.
Recently, third-grade students from Mission Viejo Christian School toured the Mission Viejo Civic Center with Council Member Trish Kelley. They met staff and learned about City operations and government as part of their third-grade curriculum. They even posed for a group photo.
Along with school groups, City Hall often draws Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scout groups. Visiting City Hall to learn about City government helps scouts to fulfill their requirements for merit badges. Students who recognize and understand how local government works become more informed and involved citizens and voters.
“I love to give the tours of City Hall,” said Council Member Trish Kelley. “The children are always so interested in seeing the home of their local government. They ask many questions and learn a lot. Their favorite stop is always the Police Services Department, where they can chat with our Chief of Police, learn about Mission Viejo’s ‘safest city’ status and ask questions about police work.”