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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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Teenage Farmworker: What it’s like to work the fields as a youth

Posted September 20, 2017 by We'Ced

We wake up really early — 5 a.m. — which is hard for me since I’m used to sleeping in. I put on lots of layers — a long-sleeved sweater, a hat, boots, and a handkerchief. It gets hot, but we need to wear it all in order to protect ourselves from sunburn later in the day. We have to bring our own food and water. In the mornings, mom packs lunch for both us (usually sandwiches and beans) and then we head out together.

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My Body

Posted August 9, 2017 by We'Ced

A couple of weeks ago, Iris Vang, 17, a youth leader with Faith in Merced’s Leadership Academy, had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Sisterhood Rising Camp in Portola, Calif. Spending a week in nature connecting with her cultural and ancestral roots inspired her to write about her experience as a young Hmong-American woman. Her poem ‘My Body’ is full of vivid imagery and is an ode to her culture.

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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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Merced’s latest mural celebrates city’s cultural diversity

Posted July 28, 2017 by We'Ced

By Alexander Salas Photos by Crystal Rivera and Alyssa Castro   MERCED, Calif. — Last Saturday one of Merced’s local community youth groups, Faith in Merced (FIM), had a major event to showcase a mural they advocated for earlier this year. The unveiling event was located at Sam’s Cafe, whose exterior wall was recently transformed into […]

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