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
Community Interview: A View From the El Monte City Hall

Community Interview: A View From the El Monte City Hall

Our number one focus is to help the El Monte community by building a dog park. Now it doesn't sound like much but it takes quite a bit of doing.
Community Outreach: Students Meet The Community

Community Outreach: Students Meet The Community

Our team passed out postcards that asked, "What do you want to see at the first dog park in El Monte?" and "Could this be the site of El Monte's first dog park?"
Community Interview: A Dog Park in El Monte is a Good Idea

Community Interview: A Dog Park in El Monte is a Good Idea

"I want my dogs to be free and roam around -- not be caged up."
Stretching Their Social and Public Speaking Skills

Stretching Their Social and Public Speaking Skills

It's important to be able to convey ideas clearly, both in person and in your correspondence. As difficult as this may be it's a skill that is worth mastering.
Community Connections: Meet JayJay Martinez

Community Connections: Meet JayJay Martinez

I have a good heart and I'm pretty nice. I also like rhyming. My last attribute is that I'm stronger than the average person.
Community Connections: Meet Valerie Main

Community Connections: Meet Valerie Main

The first place I would take a new visitor to El Monte is Art's Burgers and the last place would be near or in the mobile homes.
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