Posts Tagged as "youth"

Merced in a ‘Drought’ When It Comes to Youth Employment

September 15, 2016 / By
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The opportunities for employment available to young people within Merced are very limited, said Michelle Xiong, youth coordinator with Building Health Communities Merced. Besides working in the fast food industry, very few jobs are marketed to teens and young adults.

Second Chances are the key to stopping Mass Incarceration.

July 30, 2016 / By
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My uncle was incarcerated at the age of 14 and he has never come back home. A crime landed him in the prison system right after he was released from Y.A. This is the reality of so many young people, and we are not doing enough to change this.

Dear Mom, I Need You

June 30, 2016 / By
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I believe no child should grow up feeling unwanted, unsupported,or rejected by a parent. I do not want any person to go through what I have endured in my lifetime. I’ve known my entire life that I am different, and I've accepted it, but knowing my mom does not has really hurt me.

Video Showing Police Takedown of Black Teen on Bike Goes Viral

June 3, 2016 / By
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A press release from the police department notes that Lloyd was booked and charged with resisting arrest and riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. His companion, 18-year-old Bryce Snell, was arrested while videotaping the incident and charged with obstruction. In the video, Snell is seen being tackled by an unseen officer later identified by his last name, Avery.

Do You Know Your Father?

May 25, 2016 / By
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Without a father figure I felt lost. I resorted to the street. Many young teens are in the same situation I’m in. Some go even deeper by turning to gangs for guidance.