Franklin High School
Franklin High School

Stretching the length of historic Figueroa Street and criss-crossed by York Boulevard and the Avenues, Highland Park is one of LA's original suburbs. Its history is deeply meshed with the ever-evolving face of Los Angeles, but its character and feel are unique as defined by its shops, streets, homes, schools and most importantly its residents. Currently, it's home to one of LA's largest youth populations. With over 50% of the population under 30, who better to share a story of Highland Park's past, present and future, than its young residents?

For the Highland Park installment of Departures, Youth Voices partnered with the Arroyo Seco Academy at Franklin High School. The student producers engaged in a multimedia exploration and dialogue with their neighborhood and their place within it, connecting with their community face-to-face and through digital media. Ultimately creating visual and audio expressions of the neighborhood where they attend school, work, live and play.

Follow us to see Highland Park, re-envisioned through the eyes and words of the student producers.

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Education Notes

Photography

Some pictures capture the essence of a location while others invite the viewer to experience the place in a deeper more emotional way that allows us to understand it's importance to the student photographer.

Recent Stories
Omar Muñoz Digital Mural

Omar Muñoz Digital Mural

My mural is my own personal favorite places in Highland Park. They are the places I go when I don't' want to be home or at a friends house. They make Highland Park a better place ...
Adriana Orellana's Digital Mural

Adriana Orellana's Digital Mural

Highland Park is very historic and has the original Route 66.
Raul Ocampo's Digital Mural

Raul Ocampo's Digital Mural

This is my mural. It's my history.
Gabriela Gonzalez Digital Mural

Gabriela Gonzalez Digital Mural

My mural is basically about myself and consists of my four different hot spots.
Roice Torres Digital Mural

Roice Torres Digital Mural

My mural is about the things that people don't really appreciate in Highland Park, like the legal graffiti walls in the parking lots.
William Ruiz Digital Mural

William Ruiz Digital Mural

I chose hot spots that people can connect to in their own communities.
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