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We ‘Ced Weigh In: Encourage a Young Writer Day

Posted April 11, 2018 by Alyssa Castro

  In honor of National Library Week We‘Ced took a moment to contribute to #EncourageAYoungWriterDay. Our own young writers were asked where they practice their writing and what impact We’Ced has had on their writing. Read the responses below.   Jeremiah Castillo, 15 We’Ced is the place that encourages me to write and be open to […]

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What does it mean to be a mentor? Part II

Posted January 22, 2018 by We'Ced

Above: Cassandra Avitia (right) having fun with a youth member during Pride in the Park 2017.  In honor of National Mentoring Month, We’Ced sat down with former youth reporter and current mentor Cassandra Avitia to get her take on what it means to help guide and support young people. From following the strong example set by […]

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Victor Seguin (middle) with his former We 'Ced Youth Media mentor Crystal Rivera (right) and We 'Ced reporter Hannah Esqueda (left) at the Multicultural center in Merced Calif.
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What does it mean to be a mentor?

Posted January 19, 2018 by We'Ced

  In honor of National Mentoring Month, We’Ced sat down with former youth reporter and current mentor Victor Seguin to get his take on what it means to help guide and support young people. From reminders to lend a compassionate ear to the importance of leading by example, Victor’s words of wisdom are a great […]

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Education

For Merced Union, school discipline is an evolving artform

Posted October 27, 2017 by We'Ced

Over the last decade, school districts throughout the state have begun to reevaluate “black-and-white policies that would discipline students automatically regardless of individual circumstances,” she said.

Much of this coincided with the passing of Assembly Bill 1729, which allowed superintendents and principals more discretion to provide alternatives to suspension and expulsion for students, said Mike Richter, associate principal at Golden Valley High School (GVHS) in Merced.

Teachers and staff are now encouraged to look at a student’s complete behavioral pattern before determining an appropriate course of action.

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Merced’s youth, still hungry for investment

Posted August 8, 2017 by We'Ced

Above: Members of the Joven Noble youth group during a recent trip to University of California, Merced. The group was founded to help teach Merced youth to embrace and celebrate their cultural heritage. (Photo by Crystal Rivera) By Hannah Esqueda Author’s note: Three years ago We’Ced youth reporter Alyssa Castro dissected the issue of youth […]

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