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Community Health, Youth Voices

Adulthood delayed by rising rents

Youth Radio reporter Desmond Meagley feels ready to live on his own… until he gets a reality check from browsing available Oakland rentals. His situation is compounded by lack of salary prospects. “[My] … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Youth weigh in on new minimum wage

What do teens think about changes being made to the minimum wage in California? “If this is the land of opportunity, then people should be able to survive off a full … Continue reading

May 20, 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

Tips for financial wellness — and tax season

The Know Youth Media interviewed Oakland’s Game Theory Academy and developed with tips on how to save money. Studying your spending habits and making a few good choices can go a long way … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to get a job in Long Beach after jail

As if it weren’t tough enough to find a place in the workforce — at 26.5 percent, the 2014 unemployment rate for 16 to 19-year-olds in the Long Beach area … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

For teens, jobs come from connections

Merced ranks third in the state’s index of “disconnected youth,” or people ages 16-19 who are neither in school or employed. Finding a job while a teenager helps grow much needed independence … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

MET students learn in both the classroom and the real world

The Met Charter High School in Sacramento is part of a system of schools nationwide. Big Picture Learning, the nonprofit that helps establish the schools, has an education philosophy that … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Young entrepreneur inspired by history of black businesses

Exploring Instagram one day, Catory Goodman saw the phrase “Black Wall Street,” and a photo that got her interested in the history of black business communities. What she found inspired her to help reinvent that prosperity for … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Summer Night Lights’ expands youth employment

The Sacramento Summer Night Lights program is expanding their youth employment for the program’s 2015 season, encouraging youth age 18 and up to apply. Though fun and games are highlighted in the job description, … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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