Goleta Graduates

The City of Goleta wants to send our heartfelt congratulations to all our #GoletaGraduates. Whether you are graduating from college, high school, junior high or elementary school, we are so proud of you! 

We also want to take a moment to highlight and thank a special 2023 Dos Pueblos High School graduate, Kyle Yao, who has been involved with the City of Goleta on the Public Engagement Commission (PEC) for the past two years. 

Kyle said, “Being able to exchange ideas on equal footing with my fellow commissioners and actually present ideas implemented by the city was something I will be forever grateful for.”

After this rewarding experience, Kyle would encourage other Goleta youth to get involved in city government as well. He said, “I would recommend anybody interested in City government to give a commissionership a try. Not only do you give back to our city, but you also gain a level of professionalism and self-confidence that can be applied to any endeavor one strives for in the future.”

Prior to his appointment as a Youth Commissioner on PEC, Kyle was a graduate of the City’s 2nd LEAD Goleta Community Academy in February of 2020.

Kyle is a member of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) and is on the group’s leadership team. He is also a player on the school golf team. Kyle volunteers at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is a Co-coach of a youth First Lego League robotics team.   

Kyle is headed to the University of California at Berkely where he will major in Predental/Chemistry. He aspires to be an Endodontist (a Specialist Dentist). We have no doubt that he will achieve all his goals and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Thank you, Kyle, for all you have done for Goleta!

The City is always looking for outstanding youth to join our boards and commissions. If you are interested, please visit https://www.cityofgoleta.org/boardscommissions.