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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Community Connections: Meet Monique Carrillo

Community Connections: Meet Monique Carrillo

I'm very outgoing and love to experience new things and meet knew people. So if you ever see me don't be scared to say hi!
Community Connections: Meet Alexis Interiano

Community Connections: Meet Alexis Interiano

I coach Madrid Middle School kids for the marathon, here in El Monte, not in L.A. not in Pomona, or Baldwin Park, but here in friendly El Monte.
Community Connections: Meet Frank Ramirez

Community Connections: Meet Frank Ramirez

My Penny Board connects me to the community because I ride it throughout the streets of El Monte.
Community Connections: Meet Sarahi Santos

Community Connections: Meet Sarahi Santos

The Trolly can take me anywhere around El Monte City. It helps many people in our community to get to places they need to go... with only fifty cents I can transport to any place.
Community Connections: Meet Aaron Bautista

Community Connections: Meet Aaron Bautista

The neighborhood I am lucky enough to call home is El Monte, CA
Community Connections: Meet Sergio Morelos

Community Connections: Meet Sergio Morelos

The first place I would take someone to is Art's Burgers because that burger stand has been there since my mother was a teenager.
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