For this installment of Departures Youth Voices, we partnered with the Chinatown Service Center's Youth Council, a program that has been around for decades. We're very fortunate to be working with them because they are the main—and perhaps only—hub where youth from around the area hang out.
Our hope for the Chinatown Youth Voices Project is that it would provide a voice for the new generation of ethnic Chinese in the area, while also representing the great diversity of voices from the area's past, present, and future. Learning media production against the background of the neighborhood in which you live is an opportunity for students to discover who they are very directly - an empowering experience that is not commonly had in educational settings.
The majority of the students at the Chinatown Service Center go to Chatsworth High School. The rest of the kids go to Central High School of Performing Arts down the street on Sunset and Grand.
Come and see what these students are producing for the Chinatown Youth Voices Project. On the map above, click on the Youth Voices tags to see their personal hotspots. Or click one of the Quick Links or Highlights below to see elements of the production.