Community Health, Youth Voices
After rumors swirled that Long Beach Polytechnic High School was shutting down its mental health counseling center, students and staff alike protested the imminent closing. Because of this massive community backlash, the school will keep the program, citing the important role it plays in maintaining mentally and emotionally healthy students. “How much value do you put on a life? You can’t really put a dollar amount on the lives that are saved.” Read more at VoiceWaves.