Back in El Salvador, I didn’t really know what “racism” was. After being in the U.S. for a while, I learned the meaning and impact of that word.
As part of our partnership with the New York Times Race/Related, Youth Radio correspondents from around the country described their lasting memories of a first encounter with racism.
Zola Cervantes, 17, knows the impact deportation can have on a family first hand. Her dad was deported when she was 11. This story was produced by Youth Radio in collaboration with Boyle Heights Beat.
My experience of moving has taught me that letting go of your past and changing your environment can sometimes be an extremely renewing experience.
Youth Radio’s Nanette Thompson has to lead with her wallet rather than her dream when it comes to picking her college.
KPCC’s Sharon McNary has the story of how one Los Angeles official is rethinking elections. His plan isn’t just about going…
If there is one group of students with the most to gain from staying in school, it is those minors transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. Yet of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 percent successfully reenroll within 30 days of their release from the system.
More teachers are looking to detailed data to figure out which students are most likely to drop out of high school, long before the kids have even entered ninth grade.
For most people, riding a bike is a way to squeeze in some exercise, a favorite pastime or a form of transportation. But for Xela de la X, a single mother, riding is freedom.