Above: Merced community organizers and residents gather in support of Building Healthy Communities #Health4All campaign in April. (Photo provided by Building Healthy Communities Merced Facebook page) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — As the clock winds down on 2016, Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Merced and local partner groups recently gathered to take stock of their achievements and […]
I was impressed with every single youth journalist and reporter that I met at the conference, from the way they spoke, to the samples of their newspapers and podcasts. I’m honored and humbled to be a part of the Golden State’s youth media network.
Overall, the gathering motivated me to continue spreading information and producing content on issues important to me and my community. I will continue to write as I realize the true meaning of the statement, ‘The Pen is Mightier than the sword.’
Our goal is personal agency and community agency. Voice is central to agency. It’s the ability to speak your peace, to project your ideas, to interact with others in a way and learn other people’s perspectives and opinions but also be able to inject yours, that is critical to health. You cannot have health without voice.
We’ve all heard the expression “double bottom line” or even “triple bottom line,” meaning that an investment not only brings a return but also generates a second or third return, such as having a positive social impact. What about a quadruple bottom line?
Read the results of a recent survey by The California Endowment on how voters feel we can best prevent violence in our schools. Also, read what We’Ced has to say about the issue and the results of own We’Ced youth taking the survey!