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.

Education Notes

Recent Stories
Compiling the Evidence: Keeping The Streets That Connect Us Safe

Compiling the Evidence: Keeping The Streets That Connect Us Safe

Most of our community isn't aware of the tools or steps that can be taken to get their local government to fix what needs fixing and increase safety and accessibility.
Compiling the Evidence: Recognizing a Community Leader By Following in His Footsteps

Compiling the Evidence: Recognizing a Community Leader By Following in His Footsteps

The native garden will honor Mr. Salcedo while beautifying the campus and create a space for the school community to come together to learn, and become stewards of the environment.
Community Outreach: What Makes A Street Safe?

Community Outreach: What Makes A Street Safe?

A student team concerned with the lack of safety on the street in front of their high school seeks input from their school Community.
Community Interview: Pete Ceniceros

Community Interview: Pete Ceniceros

The garden must be maintained properly so that, in its beauty and emphasis on environmental stewardship, truly commemorates Mr. Salcedo's lasting legacy and ultimately becomes an i ...
Community Interview: David Diaz, Coordinator from Day One

Community Interview: David Diaz, Coordinator from Day One

When plotting the path for the future, "I think we need to look at better designed streets overall,"
Community Interview: Mrs. Gallegos, School Psychologist

Community Interview: Mrs. Gallegos, School Psychologist

As soon as you see something wrong in your relationship you need to seek help, no matter how severe or small you think the problem is.
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