Universitiy of California campuses are taking bigger strides to end mental health stigma and reach out to students to let them know there are programs and clinicians for there needs and help. In this video I interviewed students planning on attending a UC campus this upcoming fall of 2016.
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On Saturday, March 26th, Sacramento Charter High-School in alliance with Soil Born Farms hosted a event called Harvest Sacramento where organizations, local people and youth of all ages were encouraged to come and pair up into teams and head into the neighborhoods. The featuring neighborhoods were North Oak Park, Midtown, East Sacramento, and many more from all over Sacramento County.
Each group had a specific neighborhood to harvest from and carpooled to the many registered local homes. Then the owner of the property which the tree was on was able to decide whether they wanted to keep or donate all of their fruit from their overbearing trees to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services for those in need of fresh fruit.
Harvest Sacramento also gives anyone who participates take home boxes of different type of citrus like grapefruit, oranges, lemons and tangerines for their own selves, families, friends and or community centers. With the efforts of everyone who collaborated on this day during this recent event, they had reached the amount of a little more than 4,000 lbs of fruit.
“I’ve lead individual harvest groups and have participated in the picking its exciting,” said Melanie Weir, program participant. “Whenever I come out I always meet interesting and awesome people that are inspirational.”
In this video, I got an interview with Dominic Allamano at a one of his community volunteer events for the program Harvest Sacramento along with footage of volunteers who attended the event.
This is a naturalistic video reflecting on what I describe as “my community”.
The California Endowment has commissioned a new movement of young diverse people are presenting the most important social issues to ultimately drive young people to the polls. This is the #GetLoud Movement! Here is a video of interviews that I conducted with young people on their thoughts on voting. Its time to #GetLoud and Vote!
Hello readers, my name is Trajan Susa-Coelho. I am seventeen years old and currently a senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, California. I was born in Oahu, Hawaii and moved here, to California, when I was 4, with my mother. I currently live with my mother, Romy Coelho, and my sister, Wailana Coelho. I also have an older brother, Darius Kawaauhua, who lives in Hawaii. Along with my brother, my father, Pedro Susa, and all the rest of my family also live in Hawaii.
As a student at John F. Kennedy High School, I am very involved in school activities and programs. I am enrolled in our Student Government class. In student government, I work as our school’s pep rally coordinator. In this role, I get to run the pep rallies held at our school throughout the year. Along with this I also work with a cabinet of other senior students to support and make sure we are giving our senior class a good last year at Kennedy. I am also involved in other clubs, such as Key Club and Interact Club, where I serve with volunteer work and devote my time to community events and services. I enjoy going to Kennedy because it is a very diverse, social, and overall fun school.
Aside from school, I have numerous hobbies which I take up. Since I was 7 years old, I have enjoyed dancing. Dancing is my biggest passion and most loved hobby. I take up different styles in dance such as hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and tap. I enjoy dancing a lot because it teaches me values that I can not only use on the dance floor, but outside the studio. Dancing also lets me free myself of my problems and lets me express myself in a different way. Along with dancing, I also enjoy hiking. I enjoy hiking hidden trails and up to
high peaks. I enjoy venturing outside my comfort zone as much as possible and l encountering adventures of all sorts. Hiking is also good exercise and a great way to enjoy the outdoors.
As a person, I would say that I am very outgoing and social. I am an extrovert and love to go out and have fun. I love to surround myself with lots of good people with different views, which keeps me open minded in my life choices. I just love to live life to the fullest, never holding back, and regretting anything. I hope one day I may inspire others to not hold back on their true selves and enjoy every moment life has to offer!
As the Fight for $15 continues in Sacramento, Raise the Wage supporters demonstrated that they still feel strongly about raising the minimum wage by forming a rally an hour earlier than the initial meeting. But little did they know that they would have a surprise guest visit.
National Night Out was on August 4th. It is a national event that promotes a healthy relationship between communities and their local law enforcement. In this video, the North Natomas community speaks about how events like National Night Out can effectively help communities come together to bring a safer environment for everyone to live in.