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: Monique Carrillo

Mapping Community: Monique Carrillo

A quite place is the San Gabriel River Path. That's where I can have some peace and quite, with no interruptions of any kind.
Mapping Community: Sergio A. Morelos

Mapping Community: Sergio A. Morelos

The first thing I drew on my map was my grandmother's house because that's where I have most of my memories.
Mapping Community: Alexis Interiano

Mapping Community: Alexis Interiano

The Legion Stadium really brought people from everywhere to El Monte. It's a place that has had the most history here in El Monte from art to music concerts.
Rediscovering a Forgotten Space Along the San Gabriel River

Rediscovering a Forgotten Space Along the San Gabriel River

Students began to imagine what the space once was and what it could become.
Taking a New Look at El Monte and the San Gabriel River

Taking a New Look at El Monte and the San Gabriel River

Sometimes taking a moment to examine our routine or maybe even stray from it, allows us to see something new or see something familiar in a new way.
Community Connections: Meet Andres Villatoro

Community Connections: Meet Andres Villatoro

The most important thing to be known about me is that I love imagining every situations' possibilities.
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