Oakland Local in collaboration with Youth Uprising and Castlemont High School in Oakland has created the latest Education Voices series: Education Voices: Youth seek Identity

Links to the series are as follows:

Staff overview piece – Education Voices: Youth search for identity in a fractured world

Student pieces –
Education Voices: Teens take pride in Hispanic heritage

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?

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.


About The Author

Barbara Grady is a freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can reach her at barbara@oaklandlocal.com

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