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“Beyond the Basics: A Comprehensive Approach to Creating a College-Going Culture in Oakland” by Blanca Gamez-Djokic

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“I believe that the Future Center could be like a foundation for our growth [...] we need people to help us, to be patient, and to see us grow.”  - Peter Diaz, McClymonds High School, Senior
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“Y-PLAN Site Mapping and Resilient Bay Inspiration Tour: Skyline High School” by Vanessa Vasquez ‘18

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What is natural and what is artificial? If they, as an agile group of teenagers, struggle to cross a busy street, what would their younger siblings do? If sea level rise claims part of their city’s land, who will suffer first? Read about the way Skyline High School Y-PLAN students grappled with these questions and more, with the support of the Center for Cities + Schools, the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge's ABC Team, and the City of Oakland, on their site mapping and inspiration tour on February 15, 2018.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #5- The Kings Attend the Chancellor’s Breakfast

event • Posted by Selena Perez Tejeda
On Friday, September 29th, Y-PLAN received special recognition from Chancellor Christ in the Chancellor’s Community Leaders Breakfast. Along with Y-PLAN and BART staff, AAMA Director Jerome Gourdine and Skyline High School teacher Jamal Muhammad, two of AAMA’s kings attended the event and spoke of their experience during the Y-PLAN process last semester and the their internship with BART over the summer.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #4: The Kings Make Their Proposal A Reality

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Following the Y-PLAN end of the year events in Oakland, BART hired seven students from AAMA Y-PLAN classes for stipended 5-week summer internships to implement one of these proposals: a community mural campaign. Under the direction of Jennifer Easton and Alicia Trost, BART’s Directors of Arts and Communications, respectively, AAMA Y-PLAN interns developed a theme, distributed a call for artists, and made their selections for the Oakland Coliseum BART Muralist during the month of July.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #3: Building an Oakland Good Enough for a King

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This is the third in a series of blog posts by Selena Perez Tejeda from her perspective as a UC Berkeley student working as a Y-PLAN mentor in Oakland. She discusses the final presentations coming up April 17th and the responsibility adults have to listen to the young people's proposals.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #2: The Project Begins to Take Form for the Kings

event • Posted by Selena Perez Tejeda
This is the second in a series of blog posts by Selena Perez Tejeda from her perspective as a UC Berkeley student working as a Y-PLAN mentor in Oakland.
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Y-PLAN Oakland Spring 2017 Final Event - May 1st

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Y-PLAN Oakland 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 Oakland.
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Y-PLAN Oakland Spring 2017 Final Event -        April 17th

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Y-PLAN Oakland 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 Oakland.
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Y-PLAN Mentor Series #1: AAMA and BART Begin Their Partnership

event • Posted by Selena Perez Tejeda
This is the first in a series of blog posts by Selena Perez Tejeda from her perspective as a UC Berkeley student working as a Y-PLAN mentor in Oakland.
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A Successful Collaboration at the Y-PLAN Oakland 2016-17 Launch + Training!

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Y-PLAN Oakland 2016-17 Launch + Training was a big success!
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