Education Notes

Departures Youth Voices is designed to adapt and change based on a variety of factors, including the students’ needs, the facility, resources available, and our education partners expectations. With each project, we work with students from different areas of the city with different backgrounds and different skill sets, in traditional classroom settings and in community facilities, both with varying resources.

The Education Notes blog helps to mediate between the plan designed for each installment of Youth Voices and the reality of the classroom. By reflecting on the weekly workshops from the educator's perspective, we are able to write and share about the process of the project, and how it relates to larger social and educational issues.

We invite you to follow Departures Youth Voices as we work closely with students, faculty, and residents to share the stories and hopes of their neighborhood.


Recent Stories
Leaving a Lasting Mark: Inserting Student Voices into School Decisions and Policy

Leaving a Lasting Mark: Inserting Student Voices into School Decisions and Policy

When students have input the top down structure of schools is disrupted in a way that can be empowering for students and provide both academic and social skills.
Creating Opportunities for Students to Learn Through Civic Journalism

Creating Opportunities for Students to Learn Through Civic Journalism

Students ask questions and explore ideas that are meaningful to them and their experiences. This facilitates deeper and richer conversations about important issues in their commun ...
Bringing Community Voices Into the Classroom

Bringing Community Voices Into the Classroom

The presentation touched on many of the students' Youth Voices topics and provided information on how to conduct community outreach, connect with public officials, and working toge ...
From the Science Field into the Classrooms

From the Science Field into the Classrooms

In El Monte California, Durfee School students learn valuable skills from guest speakers who are conducting on-the-ground science base researchers.
Leaving a Lasting Mark: Helping Middle School Students Transition to High School

Leaving a Lasting Mark: Helping Middle School Students Transition to High School

That first year in high school can be a difficult experience for many students.One group of Juniors decided they wanted to help make it easier and more fun.
Clearing a Patch: Students Get Their School Garden Going

Clearing a Patch: Students Get Their School Garden Going

For most students spring break marks a time of relaxation, but for a group of students at Arroyo High School in El Monte it's an opportunity to get their hands dirty in their schoo ...
Using Twitter for Social Good: Raising Awareness on the effects of Teen Dating Abuse

Using Twitter for Social Good: Raising Awareness on the effects of Teen Dating Abuse

Today, social media plays a pivotal part in everyone's lives, but for current high school students who have grown-up in the digital information era, social media is simply part of ...
Being Flexible and Prepared For the Unexpected

Being Flexible and Prepared For the Unexpected

January is a busy school month for Youth Voices students. Learning how to juggle a variety of responsibilities is a part of their learning process but so is being able to prioritiz ...
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