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 Connections: Meet Ethan H.

Community Connections: Meet Ethan H.

"The object that connect me to my neighborhood would be the gate from our private community" -Ethan H.
Community Connections: Meet Cynthia B.

Community Connections: Meet Cynthia B.

"People in other communities may look down upon me, but that just gives me more of a reason to succeed and chase after my dream." -Cynthia B.
Community Connections: Meet Jasmine A.

Community Connections: Meet Jasmine A.

"The object that best connects me to my school community is my cheer leading bow. My bow is purple and gold they represent our school colors." - Jasmine A.
Back to School Night: Opportunities to Share and Learn

Back to School Night: Opportunities to Share and Learn

Youth Voices attends Back to School Nights to introduce the program to the school community and collect community data for the Youth Voices participants.
Leaving a Lasting Mark: A Dog Park as a Shared Space

Leaving a Lasting Mark: A Dog Park as a Shared Space

Students investigate the opening of a dog park in El Monte and the added benefits it can provide the community.
Leaving a Lasting Mark: Restoring a Symbol of School Pride

Leaving a Lasting Mark: Restoring a Symbol of School Pride

Students look to bring a school mural back to life.
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