Mountain View High School
Mountain View High School

The welcome sign for the City of El Monte reads, "The End of The Santa Fe Trail," but for the students at Mountain View High School this is the beginning of their journey as Youth Voices citizen journalists, a journey that will take them on an exploration of their city's history, geography, people, and future. Along the way they will have an opportunity to become advocates for their community and lead efforts to promote positive change.

This is a continuation of the Youth Voices program at Mountain View. Last year students from the school's VISTA Academy identified and wrote about their roles and desires for their city. They interviewed residents and community experts on such diverse issues as promoting economic development along Valley Blvd, creating a dog park/community gathering space near the San Gabriel River, and refurbishing their school Mural. For Departures it was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the community from the students, teachers, residents, and public officials.

This year we are off to a great start with students from the Viking Scroll journalism class. They will be able use their writing and journalism experience as well as grow their knowledge of digital media tools and how to apply them as they identify and develop their community causes.

Follow the student’s stories here and on social media using #kcetyv on Twitter and Instagram.

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Education Notes

Recent Stories
Mapping Community: Laura T.

Mapping Community: Laura T.

After drawing my starting point, I included a place that holds a special place in my heart, the Xin Bao Restaurant located on Garvey.
Mapping Community: Cynthia B.

Mapping Community: Cynthia B.

One person cannot define my community or neighborhood. It takes many people, the diversity, and the culture to define my neighborhood.
Mapping Community: Ivan J.

Mapping Community: Ivan J.

Drawing my own map was something that awakened my sense of neighborhood.
Mapping Community: Guadalupe A.

Mapping Community: Guadalupe A.

Arceo Park is the place where the people from El Monte come together to participate in many shared activities.
Mapping Community: Jasmine A.

Mapping Community: Jasmine A.

A place to come together I would say would be Rockin' Wednesdays.
Mapping Community: Jourdan P.

Mapping Community: Jourdan P.

A place with great colors is the local bowling alley on Lower Azusa Road called Action Lanes.
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