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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

Long Beach nutritionists link ‘clean eating’ to disordered eating in young women

Health and diet fads can be taken too far. The Paleo diet led one 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach student to fixate on avoiding all modern processed foods. Nutritionists are finding more young women suffering from … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Food Literacy Center hosts outdoor cooking class

Sacramento youth got their hands dirty in an outdoor kitchen at the Oak Park Sol community garden on a Saturday in July while learning about heathy eating. Food literacy was the goal, … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Second chances are the key to stopping mass incarceration

Kids can’t smoke, they can’t drink or see rated R movies. But they can be sentenced to life in prison even though research shows our minds are still developing. Youth reporter Nisa … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stage fright: a commentary

Robert almost missed the deadline for the school’s talent show. But he made it to the stage and earned his nickname Michael Jackson. Stage fright hasn’t disappeared, but Robert writes, he … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Student interviews reveal hopes and dreams

They dream of becoming professional boxers, homicide detectives, baseball players, officers and counselors. They listen to music, go out with friends, they stress out and play soccer. Teens who attended … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘My Voice Matters’

Many Americans believe that people with criminal convictions can’t vote in elections. But that’s not necessarily true. The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to overturn and prevent laws designed to prevent … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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