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Skills Fair at the Oak Park Farmers Market

The biggest egg, the tiniest egg. The largest vegetable and the ugliest. Homegrown and homemade achievements were on display this month at Sacramento’s Oak Park Farmers Market’s first annual annual … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

At Roosevelt, girls tackle high school football

Incoming sophomore Princess Aguilar defies the stereotype her name implies. The 14-year-old Boyle Heights teen is joining two other girls on the football team at Roosevelt High School in Los … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tough Talk: Making the most of your GYN visit

Lightmary Flores felt distrusted and dismissed during a visit with a gynecologist. Speaking with other young women, she learned they had similar unfortunate experiences. “Even for women who do make … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lorena Lara: Community organizer strives for change

Bakersfield community organizer Lorena Lara came to the United States when she was six years old, leaving behind her family home in Guanajuato. Now 26, Lara an organizer with Faith … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Life of a high schooler: Finding out who your friends are

The transition from middle school to high school is complicated. Friends can be a teen’s greatest asset. They can also cause trouble. “The life of a high schooler is tough, … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The pressure to stay in STEM classes

Ajani Torres-Cedillo felt pressure to stay in a calculus class because she is female and Latina. Each year she’s realized there were fewer students who looked like her in advanced … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

DNATL youth attend #FreeOurDreams2016

Experience the #youthpower in this video that overlays inspirational music over images of Del Norte and Tribal Lands youth in action the ‪#‎FreeOurDreams2016‬ conference in Sacramento. Learn more at Redwood Voice.  

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s time to invest in South Kern youth

South Kern Sol held three events this summer aimed at shining a light at issues impacting youth throughout our Kern County. During the kick-off of South Kern Sol’s Youth Summer Series, outside … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fresno youth document a South Kern rally for justice

In June, a group of Fresno youth stood in solidarity with their colleagues in South Kern at a rally and march to kick off a Summer Youth Justice series. “I learned that there are more … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

What an Eviction Does to a Family

A teen writes about the decisions and sacrifices she made to help her mom when their family was evicted. “They would tell me not to stress out about it, but I still … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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