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Leaving a Lasting Mark: Revitalizing Valley Boulevard with a Youth Perspective


Youth Voices is working with students from Mountain View High School to re-imagine the San Gabriel River and the surrounding communities. The student teams are exploring and investigating their communities by mapping assets, conducting outreach, and collecting stories through interviews with local residents and experts. Follow their work here, on Twitter @MVHSEmerald and #kcetyv

Team E.M.E.R.A.L.D. presented the following presentation to a group of community residents and experts, highlighting their desire to revitalize Valley Boulevard in El Monte with an eye to providing destinations for youth in the community.

Alexis and Sarahi show an image of one of the vacant lots on Valley Blvd.
Alexis and Sarahi show an image of one of the vacant lots on Valley Blvd.

The team's mission:


The following pictures show a large vacant lot on Valley Blvd:


The need for revitalization


Research and outreach in the community to learn what young people want


How to stay connected with this cause and become involved


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