What role does food play in urban communities? Why do some residents have more easy access to healthy, fresh food than others? What are the best strategies for Richmond to ensure its residents have access to healthy food? Richmond High School Health Academy Y-PLAN students explored these questions and more while designing proposals to revitalize Downtown Richmond and provide more jobs by improving access to and information about farm fresh foods for everyone.
Y-PLAN is not only an acronym, Youth - Plan, Learn, Act, Now!, it is also a pun. Why plan? At its core, Y-PLAN guides students through the process of digging deeper into the questions of why. Why do we plan? Why are conditions the way they are in one part of the city and not another. Why not vision and plan for a more equitable future? One of the first activities that introduces students to these questions is mind mapping.
Get a glimpse into a Y-PLAN site tour through the eyes of the UC Berkeley mentors supporting Kennedy High School's IT Academy seniors as they visited Richmond’s Point Molate, San Francisco's Union Square, and the offices the Resilient by Design HOME Team's Mithun architecture and design firm.
UC Berkeley’s Center for Cities + Schools and the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, kicked off the spring Y-PLAN Youth Challenge on Tuesday, January 30th at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.
Y-PLAN Richmond students from across the city will share their experiences developing college, career, and community readiness skills and their recommendations for building a healthier, more equitable, joyful, and sustainable Richmond.
During the Fall semester of 2016, Dr. LaRue Moore's senior classes in the IT Academy at Kennedy High School in Richmond, California participated in a new project-based partnership between Y-PLAN and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The project, facilitated through the UC Berkeley Center for Cities + Schools, provided an opportunity for students to visit BART and provide well-researched ideas to BART's Human Resources Department.
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.
Students form IT Academy at Kennedy HS partner with BART to help improve outreach strategies.
Richmond High School Youth Joins National Leaders - The Importance Of Elevating + Listening to Youth
Richmond High School Youth Joins National Leaders - The Importance Of Elevating and Listening to Youth Input
Join Y-PLAN on November 16th in Richmond. Educators and civic leaders will come together to plan healhty, vibrant cities for and with young people!