Tag Archives: Youth

KQED: In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

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November 7, 2012 Kristen Farr Rashidi Omari is a performance artist, writer and educator at Destiny Arts Center, a violence prevention and arts education organization in Oakland. Growing up, hip-hop was an outlet that helped Rashidi deal with life’s challenges, … Continue reading »


Mercury News: Election 2012: Oakland schools get out the youth vote

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November 1, 2012 By Katy Murphy This week, a group of boisterous teenagers marched down to a ballot box a few blocks from their school. The first-time voter contingent and their sign-holding supporters whooped and chanted all the way to … Continue reading »


KQED: Do Now Round Up: Affirmative Action

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October 22, 2012 Posted by Matthew William Last week’s Do Now asked students to consider the arguments around Affirmative Action and respond to the question — should universities be allowed to make race-based admissions decisions that give preference to minority … Continue reading »


I-SEEED Guest Youth Blogger: Prevailing by Pelesani Sua

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October 6, 2012 By Pelesani Sua, youth representative of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (I-SEEED) It only took one person to stop me from believing that I could go to college. When your teacher passes you up … Continue reading »


Guest Youth Blogger: Sydnee Logan

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Written By Yo Ann Martinez KQED is excited to partner with the Step to College Program at Fremont High School in Oakland, California as they prepare to present Build Your Own School (BYOS) project at the American Educational Research Association … Continue reading »