Tag Archives: Youth

Jose Alejandre speaks at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on Aug. 18 at Brookins AME Church in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee Say: “We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice

“In order to improve race relations in America, we must speak up. Comfortable silence has gotten us nowhere,” said Alomar Burdick, one of the young panelists speaking at the Community Forum on Racial Justice on [...]
Rafael Flores and Tim Bluitt with United Roots.

Youth Media Awards to Honor Young Storytellers

When it comes to young storytellers, the East Bay has a unique and diverse mix of individuals.   To recognize these brilliant and innovative young people, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson will host the East [...]
Top row: Children from the Performing Stars march in the parade. Bottom photo: (adults, from left) Deputy David Lundie, Marin County Sheriff's Department, Gabe Garcia, Bjorn Anderson, and Captain Todd Overshiner, Marin County Fire Department.

Performing Stars Wins “Best Community Spirit” in Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade

The Mill Valley Memorial Day “I Love a Parade” on Monday, May 25 was a success where over 35 young people from Performing Stars participated, including pomp pomp girls on a decorated trailer, baton twirlers, [...]
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Hilltop YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, April 26

YMCA of the East Bay, at its Hilltop location in Richmond on Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will celebrate Healthy Kids Day with a community fair and health festival while debuting Hilltop’s new [...]
Porchia Dees was born HIV positive and today is open and upfront about her status, engaging and educating youth. Photo by Jesse Brooks.

Without Sex Education, Youth Face HIV Threat

Sixty three percent of young people will have sex before they graduate high school, and 95 percent will have sex before they are married. For young people to make healthy discussions about sex, we need [...]
An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]