Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Something from nothing: redefining public space

A group of volunteers from Space4Art teamed up to plan and construct a public park for people of all ages in San Diego. The community had been asking for a park … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Food Justice @ RYSE!

The garden at Richmond’s RYSE Center feeds youth participants and connects them to the Bay Area’s history of food justice dating back to the Black Panthers. “Food justice means giving … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

#FreeOurDreams: Young people embrace political action

The 2015 Free Our Dreams Conference brought hundreds of young people to the California State Capitol in August of 2015. The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color organized to harness the effort … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fewer suspensions, higher academic achievement

A study from UCLA showed that schools in California sharply decreased the number of suspensions given to students from 2011 to 2014, and at the same time in many areas improved in academic achievement. Advocates … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

For teens, jobs come from connections

Merced ranks third in the state’s index of “disconnected youth,” or people ages 16-19 who are neither in school or employed. Finding a job while a teenager helps grow much needed independence … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Actor Benicio del Toro meets with youth journalists

After an hour-long interview session with Boyle Heights Beat, actor Benicio del Toro turned to the student journalists and asked them about their work. One student was surprised to learn the … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why young Latinos in rural California support Bernie Sanders

In California’s predominantly Spanish-speaking Eastern Coachella Valley, younger Latinos are responding to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, challenging the narrative that his appeal does not extend beyond white voters. “A lot of youth … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

A campaign to decriminalize trafficked minors

Trafficking survivors, advocates, and officials gathered in Los Angeles to launch the “No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute” campaign. Activists say trafficked children in Los Angeles are treated as criminals, and this … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Youth summit focuses on student rights, school funding

Several dozen students from Kern County schools gathered for a youth summit to learn about their rights as students, including how they can harness the state’s new school funding law to hold their … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

ACLU launches app to record sightings of police violence

The ACLU of California has launched a mobile phone app called Mobile Justice, which lets users to upload recordings of police-citizen encounters and send the videos directly to the organization. “By keeping track of these incidents, we might come … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment
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