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
Learning About a Community Asset

Learning About a Community Asset

Visiting Earthworks Farm educated us on the conditions and the necessities of maintaining a garden-space.
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 ...
The Importance of Knowing Your History

The Importance of Knowing Your History

An arts organization offers students a chance to take a deep look at the people and stories that make up their community.
A Trip Around El Monte and South El Monte to See its Past, Present, and Future

A Trip Around El Monte and South El Monte to See its Past, Present, and Future

The trip was an opportunity to see the great work being done and identify what is still needed in the community.
Seeking Change Through Collaboration

Seeking Change Through Collaboration

Collaborating with school officials and community organizations is key for the Youth Voices students to gain clarity on how they investigate and advocate for their community cause.
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.
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