youth

12:25pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Education

East Bay Express: A people-focused solution

Students at Montera Middle School in Oakland said the school's eighth-grade class was full of "drama" earlier this year. There had been a fight between two girls, and the conflict had broadened to the girls' friends. Some students "were coming to school in sweats, ready to fight," recalled Yari Ojeda-Sandel, a staffer at Montera who coordinates the school's new conflict-resolution program known as restorative justice.

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12:11am

Thu February 7, 2013

4:43pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Politics

Making sense of California youth sentences

For juveniles in California being sentenced for crimes, things just got a little more complicated. Proposition 21 requires mandatory minimums for juveniles that often translate into long sentences. In California alone, there are hundreds of inmates serving juvenile sentences totaling between 50 and 200 years. Advocates argue that these sentences are the equivalent of life without parole. This summer, the State Supreme Court agreed and ruled that unusually long sentences for juveniles unconstitutional.

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12:00am

Wed August 1, 2012
Urban youth

Today on Your Call: What are the realities for youth in urban America?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Jennifer Tilton, author of Dangerous or Endangered? Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America. She says “We are afraid for our own kids, but deeply fearful of other people’s children.”  What can we do about what Tilton calls our “nation of radically unequal childhoods”?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  How do communities change when there are resources available to youth? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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4:00pm

Thu July 19, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Young and determined: how a group of young men is reinventing Marin City

Lorenzo Bynum has the “baller" build you might see on the cover of GQ, without the swagger. He’s clean-cut, 5’10”, wears two small earrings and has a muscular frame. It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Marin City, and the 23-year-old is digging frantically through a 10’ by 10’ closet. He’s hunting for a parachute large enough for a game with 15 third graders.

Wednesdays are busy days for Bynum. He clocks in at three part-time jobs: two hours directing elementary school children, two hours coaching track and field, and two hours coaching middle school boys basketball.

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