today Archive: 11/2016
Our experience working with Y-PLAN was captivating. It taught us important skills that will benefit us in the future. Teresa and I would like to thank HMS (Health and Medical Sciences Academy) for giving us an opportunity to be introduced to Y-PLAN. Being a part of HMS and Y-PLAN made us aware of the serious health issues affecting our community. Y-PLAN helped guide HMS students to come up with solutions to address these issues and improve health in our community.
The final Y-PLAN presentations to BART from the Kennedy High School IT Academy Seniors will take place on Monday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Why, in the richest country in the world, are so many homeless people living on the streets with nowhere to go? We are surprised that American youths don't know how to kill a chicken! These where some of the many questions and observations posed by 60 Sub-Saharan African students and their teachers when they came to Berkeley last year to participate in a 3-week intensive Y-PLAN studio.
“Our voice, us students, we can be heard. We can make what we want to happen, happen."
This post is the first in a two-part series highlighting two exceptional Plan4Health projects: one in Sacramento, California, and one in Pierce County, Washington. These communities may be more than 700 miles apart, but they are united in the shared goal of building healthy communities through principles of active design. Each project has unlocked the secret to successful planning for public health: civic engagement.
Y-PLAN NYC alumnus Ana Quinones shares her experience with civic engagement, Y-PLAN, and their impact on her college and community readiness
"[The] call for representation and lifting up young leaders of color has been central to promoting college and career readiness for participants in the Youth - Plan, Learn, Act, Now (Y-PLAN) initiative."
"My work with Y-PLAN helped me realize I can be an advocate for change and help create equity. As students, our voices can and will be heard."
Students form IT Academy at Kennedy HS partner with BART to help improve outreach strategies.
Educators and city leaders met to prepare for implementation of Y-PLAN curricula in spring.