Young Voices Media Project Summer 2019 | Gonzales, California

TEEN JOURNALISTS TELL THEIR STORIES

Our July 2019 Young Voices Media Project was held in Gonzales, California, where nine high school students from the Salinas Valley spent two weeks learning professional journalism and writing skills. See their stories below.

This project is generously supported by the Clare Giannini Fund, with additional in-kind support from Gonzales Unified School District.

MEET the 2019 Young Voices journalists!

YOUNG VOICES NEWS REPORTING |

Plastic Trash in our Sanctuary
Reducing use keeps oceans cleaner
Johanna Podio

Facing fear
Activists of all ages help undocumented residents cope
Juliana Hazel

Census 2020
Will citizenship question contribute to a census undercount?
Noah Canchola

Salinas dropouts tell their stories
Latest figures show surprising results
Jordan Montero

Meeting expectations
Less than 1/3 of Gonzales students meet English standards
Angela Rodriguez

Trump’s threat of mass deportation stokes fear
Forums help residents manage ICE contacts
Amber Solorio

Cleaning Up
Salinas picks up a lot of trash, but litter remains a problem
Betsy Navarro

Coasting to high school
Gonzales middle school students get promoted with few requirements
Danielle Javier

YOUNG VOICES OPINIONS |

Opinion: Drawing Lines
There are better uses for ag building funds
Nathaniel Smith

Opinion: Women’s soccer has earned equal pay
U.S. team is an inspiration
Betsy Navarro

Opinion: Support Your Local Youth Council
An active council will strengthen Soledad
Amber Solorio

Opinion: Managing Stress
Doing well in school means learning to manage your time
Danielle Javier

Opinion: The next earthquake
How prepared is your household?
Johanna Podio

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