youth http://kalw.org en Bay Area Beats: Teen musician Tatyana Martinez channels old school sound http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-teen-musician-tatyana-martinez-channels-old-school-sound <p></p><p>Eighteen-year-old Tatyana Martinez turned to writing poetry as a young girl to cope with big changes in her life. Over time, her poetry evolved into music. She now works for the youth run recording studio <a href="http://sunsetyouthservices.org/programs/#UpStarRecords">Upstar Records</a>, inside San Francisco’s <a href="http://sunsetyouthservices.org/">Sunset Youth Services</a>. The youth center supports young people and their families with things like parenting classes, food assistance, and job training at Upstar. When she’s not helping young musicians make music, Martinez writes and records her own songs with the goal of putting out her own album. She shares the story behind her songs in this installment of Bay Area Beats.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Audrey Dilling 46687 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: Teen musician Tatyana Martinez channels old school sound Green pathways to youth employment http://kalw.org/post/green-pathways-youth-employment <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><strong>More Than Just a Summer Job</strong></p><p>Pazhae Horace has a summer job with California Youth Energy Services, or CYES. It’s a program that hires youth aged 15-22 to do free “green house calls” in their communities. They go into people’s homes to evaluate energy and water efficiency, and then help install things like water-saving shower heads, or compact fluorescent&nbsp;light bulbs. Horace is 22, and this is her third summer working for the CYES site in Berkeley and Emeryville. She says that, at first, she was worried about talking to strangers, but now she really likes meeting new people, and helping them become more green.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:01:00 +0000 Jen Chien 33632 at http://kalw.org Green pathways to youth employment Destiny Arts: Helping Youth Out http://kalw.org/post/destiny-arts-helping-youth-out <p>Even in the S.F. Fri, 16 May 2014 00:09:19 +0000 Eric Jansen 43843 at http://kalw.org Destiny Arts: Helping Youth Out Giving teens the space they need, at the library http://kalw.org/post/giving-teens-space-they-need-library <p></p><p>For many teens in Alameda County, the library isn’t just a place to study, it’s become a space for them to get away from mounting&nbsp;pressures from school and their social lives and a place where they can just relax and be themselves. For example, Oakland teenagers can come to the Asian Branch once a week, for game day.</p><p>Anna Xu is a teen advisory member at the library. She and the teen advisory group brainstorm ways the library can help meet the teens’ needs.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:58:32 +0000 Kelli Johnston 38703 at http://kalw.org Giving teens the space they need, at the library Hear Here: Eric Hannan remembers working at 81st Ave. Library in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-eric-hannan-remembers-working-81st-ave-library-oakland <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eric </span>Hannan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was only supposed to work as the </span>81st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue Library's Teen Service Director for a few weeks. He ended up staying two years.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:17:54 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 38100 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Eric Hannan remembers working at 81st Ave. Library in Oakland