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Kennedy High School Final Presentations to BART

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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.
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Building a Healthy Sacramento: ” Y-PLAN Program Pushes Students to Change Local Policy”

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“Our voice, us students, we can be heard. We can make what we want to happen, happen."
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Y-PLAN Featured in APA: “Active Design Needs Active Communities, Part I: Sacramento”

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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.
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Ana Quinones, Y-PLAN NYC Alumnus, speaks about the Y-PLAN experience

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Y-PLAN NYC alumnus Ana Quinones shares her experience with civic engagement, Y-PLAN, and their impact on her college and community readiness
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BART Partners with Kennedy High School IT Academy

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Students form IT Academy at Kennedy HS partner with BART to help improve outreach strategies.
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Y-PLAN Featured in “Berkeley Educator,” GSE’s Annual Journal

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"Over the last 15 years, the Y-PLAN curriculum has been used in 10 cities, across five countries, and reaches about 1,500 students a year. Using Y-PLAN has yielded tangible changes such as at a Richmond high school where the lunch line was redesigned because the original design had allowed for too much bullying. With the new lunch line, the salad bar usage increased three fold. In other cases, a bus route may be changed, a bus stop redesigned, or a new park installed."
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Project Update from The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology of Bushwick Brooklyn

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The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology, located in Bushwick Brooklyn, will be implementing a full scale project in a year-long Y-PLAN class.
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Another Successful Y-PLAN Training in Sacramento!

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On September 20th, 2016, the Sacramento Y-PLAN team came together to train new teachers to implement Y-PLAN in their classrooms.
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Y-PLAN Oakland Students Interview Mayor Schaff

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Y-PLAN OUSD students interviewed Oakland Mayor Schaff on KDOL TV on her plans for the redevelopment of Downtown Oakland last Friday, April 7th. Students from Skyline and Metwest High Schools presented the Mayor with honest questions about their innovative ideas as well as deep concerns that Downtown Oakland planning is focused on wealthier new residents, and not current residents or young people in particular. "We want to help design a better tomorrow for Downtown, we are just not sure we are a part of the City's vision!"
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Y-PLAN Featured at Urban America Forward: Civil Rights Roundtable

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Deborah McKoy, Executive Director of the Center for Cities + Schools, recently presented a policy brief at the Urban America Forward: Civil Rights Roundtable Series National Conference in Washington D.C. She participated as part of the Healthy Communities panel, presenting a policy brief entitled "Planning Healthy, Vibrant Cities For and With Young People: The Power and Possibilities of Y-PLAN."
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