Posts Tagged as "youth"

Reversing the Stigma Around Continuation Schools

March 13, 2017 / By
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Students at Yosemite do the same work as students at non-continuation schools like Golden Valley or Merced High. The only major difference I noticed was Yosemite students don’t receive homework. I think this might be for the better - and a study by Concordia University showed that homework does not help students effectively in just about any way.

We’Ced Weighs In: Anaheim Police Brutality Incident

February 28, 2017 / By
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By We’Ced Youth Media Image via Claudia Gonzalez   Editor’s Note: Last week, video surfaced of an altercation between an off-duty police officer and a 13-year -old boy in Anaheim.

Boys & Girls Club Now Open to Merced Youth on Saturdays

February 17, 2017 / By
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Above: (Photo by Hannah Esqueda) Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County play games during a rainy afternoon.

#IfICouldVote: Looking to the next wave of youth voters

November 7, 2016 / By
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Part of the problem is indifference, said 16-year-old Cheng Vang, a student at Buhach Colony High School in Atwater. While this election cycle has been full of turmoil and drama, many of his friends and classmates don’t regularly follow politics and therefore don’t feel a personal connection to any of the issues on the ballot. If the voting age were lowered to 16, however, Vang said youth would be more likely to pay attention and start forming consistent voting habits.

We’Ced Presents: Meet your Merced Candidates- Christopher Ramirez

November 4, 2016 / By
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I like to bring forth a stronger investment in our youth. One idea I have is to work with Downtown businesses to create a summer youth internship program with the city. Often our youth have nothing to do in the summer; and I want to make sure we are investing in them and keeping them off the street especially from those members of our community who are looking to recruit them into gangs.