Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (courtesy photo)

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia returned to St. Anthony High School (SAHS) to officially kick off the school’s student leadership program, a training course that Garcia helped create while working at the school before becoming mayor.

The President’s Ambassador Program was adapted from Cal State Long Beach’s successful youth training course, which gives students an opportunity to take part in personal development exercises, practice public speaking and lead public events.

This year, 25 new students successfully completed a rigorous application process in order to join the school’s returning 29 ambassadors.