Luso Youth Council #11 Mountain View/Santa Clara Tree #143

We are a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to High School Seniors entering a Junior College or University. The children (ages 2-18) perform/dance in California for various charities, including church functions, senior citizen centers, social cultural activities, etc. The children also compete against other councils at their annual convention. This year the convention was held in Fresno against 12 other groups and our kids did an amazing job in their performance.

Each of our youth members (approx. 40 kids) decorated an ornament for the tree with their name and picture on it. We also added Portuguese flags to represent our heritage and trains that were a part of our convention performance in August in Fresno.

Youth Council #11 has been very active throughout the year. They performed at the City of Santa Clara's Art and Wine Festival as well as at their annual fundraiser dinner. We enjoy spending time together and attending various social activities such as barbeques, a Roller Skating Party, Pump it Up, a Pancake Breakfast, and a Halloween Party. We have participated in several parades including the Holy Ghost Parade in Mountain View, the Our Lady of Fatima Parade in Santa Clara and the Dia de Portugal parade in San Jose.

We also donate to various charity events such as Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.

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