Tag Archives: Youth

Youth Reclaim Public Space From Gangs With Mural

By The AjA Project In partnership with the Karen Organization, The AjA Project ran a nine-month program with young Southeast Asian refugee women called Photographers for Change (P4C). During the program, 15 Karen participants, ages 13 to 18 years old,in … Continue reading

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California Bill Would Restore Mental Health Funding in Elementary Schools

Cherokee Point Elementary School Principal Godwin Higa talks with a student. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Megan Burks A San Francisco Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a state bill that would restore mental health care funding for young children … Continue reading

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Archaeology Program Trains City Heights Students to Think Creatively

By Dwane Brown A pilot program from the San Diego Archaeological Center aims to teach kids to ask questions, carry out an investigation and analyze data. “Archaeology for Kids” is focused on underserved elementary school students and trains them to … Continue reading

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East African Girl Scouts Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego. | Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks It’s a Monday evening in City … Continue reading

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Study: Trash in City Heights Canyons Linked to Plastics in Fish

By Megan Burks City Heights students and the Ocean Discovery Institute last school year helped scientists study urban runoff in their neighborhood canyons. The results of that study are coming together now, and they’re painting a picture of how inland … Continue reading

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‘Kids Count’ Report Gives State Low Marks

By Kenny Goldberg The latest edition of the annual Kids Count report on children’s well-being ranks California 38th in the country, just ahead of Oklahoma. Produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report released Tuesday examines 16 categories of … Continue reading

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Unirse al circo para aprender algo nuevo

By Staff Un nuevo programa en City Heights tiene a los chicos haciendo juegos malabares y sentándose en sillas invisibles. El Circo Fern Street comenzó en 1990 en el vecindario de Golden Hill en San Diego. El circo profesional se … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice Changing the Culture at Hoover, Crawford

By David Ogul Something had to be done. According to a study by a team of Harvard University researchers, the San Diego Unified School District’s policies on discipline were not only flawed, but also unfair. Students of color were suspended … Continue reading

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Free Youth Bus Passes Set to Expire This Month

The Media Arts Center takes a look at the benefits of the Youth Opportunity Pass public transportation project, which provides free bus passes to students in San Diego. Students say the bus passes save them money and time and give … Continue reading

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San Diego to Loosen Tobacco Restrictions, Add E-Cigarette Rules

By Megan Burks The city of San Diego’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a new tobacco ordinance. It would lift a 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools, playgrounds and other youth-oriented facilities that prohibits retailers from selling … Continue reading

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