Posts Tagged as "youth"

Let’s talk about anxiety

August 9, 2018 / By
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    I have anxiety. I’m a 16 year old introvert who over the last year has figured out that she has anxiety.

Elliot Shin, Merced youth, inspired by memories being carved for skateboard design

August 7, 2018 / By
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Youth leaders within our community are not often recognized, that is why I wanted to highlight Elliot Shin.
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.

What does it mean to be a mentor?

January 19, 2018 / By
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  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.

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

September 20, 2017 / By
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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.

My Body

August 9, 2017 / By
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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.