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As more Latino students get into college, parents prevent some from leaving the nest

Leaving for college is a rite of passage. Some Latino students feel pressure from their parents to stay close to home and pass up opportunities to attend college somewhere far … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

How do we protect youth from homelessness?

Young adults seeking public housing? Good luck. Youth reporter Kasey Saeturn examines the growing population of homeless youth in San Francisco, where as many as 1,600 young adults are without a home … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get DACA, pursue your dream job

Adriana Meza feared she wouldn’t be able to graduate college and pursue a teaching career in the United States. As an undocumented student, she lacked a social security number — required … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

What college students want: the ‘safe space’ debate on campus

Are colleges doing enough to ensure equity, diversity, and safety for all students? Students from different colleges comment on different forms of racism or racial tension on campuses. “What does a safe space … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Racial justice on campus

In the wake of protests at college campuses across the country—where students are demanding changes to the ways that schools approach racial diversity—Youth Radio alumni shared their stories about race and … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

High school students have financial options for college

Financial aid plays a key role for prospective college students, especially in communities such as Boyle Heights where many families are low income. But many students and their parents don’t know there … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Council votes to include all Richmond students in tuition aid program

All college-bound seniors who live in Richmond became eligible for the city’s scholarship program when the city council voted to extend eligibility to students in private and charter schools, as well those in … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Creating a college-going culture in Arvin

Arvin High School students face negative expectations about their prospects for college—the legacy of low graduation rates weighs on them, and it’s hard to imagine their options beyond the Bakersfield area. But there are scholarships and … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is it too late for me to get into college?

As university admissions standards grow increasingly competitive, an Oakland high school student wonders if working hard for good grades is enough to get into college anymore. “I want to believe that school is … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Choosing no debt over my dream school

Since middle school, Nanette Thompson has dreamed of going to UCLA — it seemed like the perfect springboard to a career as a broadcaster and publicist. But at a time when student debt is crippling … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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