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Youth Voices

Youth Voices Is...

Youth Voices

A digital literacy and civic engagement program that invites youth on an exploration of their neighborhood, where they investigate the social, cultural, and political history and take a critical look at the issues facing their community.



The Youth Voices curriculum, through its nine workshops and supplemental resources, offers students an opportunity to become civically engaged, and gain experience with creative mapping strategies, digital and multimedia tools, and digital publishing.

Education Notes

Education Notes

Mediating between the plan designed for each installment of Youth Voices and the reality of the classroom by reflecting on the process and how it relates to larger social and educational issues.

Communities & Projects

El Monte and South El Monte, located just a few minutes east of the City of Los Angeles, have experienced freedom and neglect, for better and for worse, from the centralized reach of the city. While South El Monte and El Monte are often referred to as a single entity, they are in fact two separate cities with communities that are closely intertwined, yet distinct.


Explore the themes and topics that shape the diverse and distinct communities of our city.


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Field Guides

Be a tourist in your own backyard, explore the places and histories that make up our unique neighborhoods.