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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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.

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Personal Maps - Highland Park and Beyond

Personal Maps - Highland Park and Beyond

It is their personal experiences, memories and a freedom to move within all these places that defines their neighborhood.
Exploring Our Digital Environment

Exploring Our Digital Environment

It's not only Highland Park the students are exploring and looking to define, it's also the digital environment and their place within it.
Meet The Highland Park Youth Voices Student Producers

Meet The Highland Park Youth Voices Student Producers

The "Meet Me" activity gives the students an opportunity to examine their own identity while utilizing and building on their media and technology skills.
Highland Park Youth Voices - Week One

Highland Park Youth Voices - Week One

The objectives this week were to familiarize the students with Departures and get them excited to tell their own stories about themselves and Highland Park.
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