Ornelas makes a special appearance Jan. 5 at 11 a.m., at Faith Chapel, 315 E. Hobsonway in Blythe, to speak with the 212 Youth Ministry youth.
A long time advocate, Ornelas believes very strongly in the youth of this community, California, and across the country. Dr. Robert Ornelas has been an advocate for the youth in Blythe since 2008, when as part of his hip hop (Universal Recording Artist), The S.O.G. Crew began to bring its positive message of inspiration, and encouragement to the community. Through his music group he has connected and made an incredible impact on the youth of 212 Youth Ministry. In addition to the youth Dr. Robert Onelas also is a major supporter of the California Indian tribes, and the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT).
After a 2011 Vice President of the United States run, and now a Gubernatorial Candidate for California, Ornelas once again reaches out to the youth in the community as he advances in his campaign.
Ornelas of the American Independent Party was selected by the delegates in 2012 for his support of Israel and current activism throughout the country. First time in the history of the United States that a hip-hop artist and Latino with Mexican descent ran for the office of the U.S. Vice President. It was the second time in history that a person of Native American ancestry had vied for a Vice Presidential office. He was the second after Herbert Hoover's Vice President, Charles Curtis, to have a Native American ancestry. Ornelas is the great-great-