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Undisputed: a boxing program for inner city youth

Undisputed is a gym in City Heights, San Diego, teaching boxing to local youth. Students of the program say it’s helpful in letting off steam, and turning kids away from bullying behavior. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Big Picture High School – more than meets the eye

Big Picture High School in Fresno is a different kind of school. Students at Big Picture select their learning pathways based on personal interest. The curriculum focuses on preparing students for … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

FACES – Building a future with Rady Children’s Hospital

Health providers in San Diego say their industry needs students from City Heights to train in the healthcare professions — a diverse workforce to serve a diverse patient population. FACES for the Future is … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Experiencing the IGNITE Young Women’s Leadership Conference

We’Ced Youth Media sent five youth reporters to attend the IGNITE Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference in San Francisco. Timed to coincide with Women’s History Month, the event focused on … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Youth Justice Center tapping youth resilience and turning it to power

Leaders at RYSE target youth at risk of being locked up or otherwise in the system, and offer them guidance and support to redirect their energies towards making positive change. … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding power in the group

Boys from Richmond High School have been offered an opportunity to get help on a personal level while at school. The Young Men’s Empowerment Group is was created to lend support and … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mentorship program launched for Fresno’s young women

A new mentorship program has been launched to focus specifically on Fresno’s young women and the challenges they face. By recruiting female professionals as mentors — faith-based leaders, community organizers, and legal experts, among others — … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teen aims for higher education

Fabian Maciel entered high school with a plan to get to college with a football scholarship, then study architecture, graduate, and help his family rise from poverty and move out of subsidized housing projects. … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

A young leader helping others look beyond the fields

Kern County has many communities within which college degrees, and sometimes high school educations, are new accomplishments in first-generation immigrant families. These goals can seem distant for children of migrant workers, for … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

When men read, children listen

Real Men Read is a program in which men from a variety of professions read aloud to kids in classrooms once a month. Volunteers in Richmond, mostly African American, are participating in a national initiative to emphasize reading … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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