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Rethinking the rejection letter

After getting rejected from the six elite colleges she applied to, Stella Lau felt like an utter disappointment. But after talking with family, friends, and teachers, she realized that she … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Senioritis’ and the long road to graduation

Where does your motivation come from? For one Richmond teen, the push he felt from his parents and teachers to do well in high school wasn’t enough, and he had … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

My mom, the college student

A teen whose mother is attending college reflects on how her own journey is impacted and inspired by her mother’s. “Being students at the same time gave us a common … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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