Links to the series are as follows:
Staff overview piece – Education Voices: Youth search for identity in a fractured world http://oak.lc/MMeDK
Student pieces -
Education Voices: Teens take pride in Hispanic heritage http://oak.lc/tNuJL
Education Voices: Violence, loss, shape teens search for identity http://oak.lc/cjaFO
Education Voices: Will joining the military give me identity, a future? http://oak.lc/ha7QK
Education Voices: Do students feel safe coming out at Castlemont? http://oak.lc/7BDVJ
Education Voices: Teens see need for more Latino/Latina teachers http://oak.lc/tUwyG
Education Voices: Teens use social media to set identity http://oak.lc/eKoRJ
These are the result of an eight-week workshop in which Oakland Local reporters and Youth Uprising’s multimedia coordinator taught journalism skills to Castlemont students who, in turn, produced stories. The project was funded by The California Endowment. We are so proud of our students and thank Youth Uprising, Castlemont High School and The California Endowment for their help.
Castlemont participating students are Jacibe Gameros, Leo Morales, Terra Pugh, Jorge Cervantes, Jessyca Pizana and Alexis Nunez.
Their stories can also be found on Castlemont’s CastleCrier student newspaper.
Education Voices lead trainer was Irene Florez helped by Barbara Grady and Jon Leckie of Oakland Local and Shaka Jamal Redmond, multimedia coordinator of Youth Uprising. Series editor was Barbara Grady.