Youth Reporters

Our program would not be possible without the hard work of our youth group. Our youth reporters are the backbone of our organization.

Every cycle (fall, spring, and summer), We’Ced engages 12-15 young people, ages 14-24, who come from a variety of different backgrounds. While most youth reporters are of high school age, we have worked with youth as young as 13 and recent college graduates.

Recruitment occurs via outreach to Golden Valley, Yosemite, and Merced high schools, and word of mouth.


Meet our  Cohort!


Youth Mentors:

  • Cassandra Avitia, 20
  • Victor Seguin, 18

Youth Reporters:

  • Aaliyah Jensen, 16
  • Gabriela Morales, 17
  • Layla Ornelas, 15
  • Stephanie Gurtel,
  • Cyana Price-Gilkey,
  • Nanci Morales,
  • Breanna Flores,



Victor Seguin

Nanci Morales

Sunny Virabutsady

Jeremiah Castillo

Layla Ornelas