Our organizing work builds from our program components to provide opportunities for the community to use their collective power and create institutional change. KGA believes that building the political analysis of our members to understand the complexities of national policies that attack immigrants, people of color, poor families, women, and young people contribute to building knowledge and power of the community to fight and advocate for justice within the context of improving their lives and the communities they live in. The focus is not just on individual behavior change, but systematic change and approaching this change in a comprehensive manner through our organizing model that incorporates the strength of youth, gender, culture, and community.
Youth at the C.O.R.E Wellness Center Campaign
A STUDENT’S HEALTH SHOULD NOT BE A BARRIER TO THEIR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
When students’ physical and mental health needs are met, and they have the support to lead healthy lifestyles they attend school more, are able to focus in the classroom and succeed academically. Wellness Centers in high schools provide health education, preventative care, support services, and link students to resources so that they can be healthy and thrive.
Wellness Centers have already been implemented across the nation, showing improvements in student well-being, attendance and graduation rates. We’re bringing the movement to Long Beach!
In Long Beach….
– 1 in 3 people are uninsured (34%)
– Half of youth live in poverty
– 80% of teen pregnancies occur in zip codes around Poly, Cabrillo and Jordan high school
– The Majority of Long Beach high schools have truancy rates over 70%
We all deserve to be well!
For more information about our campaign contact
Ashley Uyeda at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 986-9415
Every Student Matters Campaign
The Every Student Matters (ESM) campaign is the first student-led policy advocacy campaign being organized by the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Youth Committee. The ESM campaign is focused on promoting practices, policies, and programs in the Long Beach Unified School District that help students stay in school and graduate on time. The campaign seeks to work in partnership with LBUSD leaders, educators, parents, and students to promote a positive school climate and proactive alternatives to punitive, exclusionary discipline practices that currently remove students from the classroom and school. We seek to foster school discipline practices that address the root causes of behavioral issues, restore justice, and put students on a path to success.
For more information about the Every Student Matters Campaign visit https://www.facebook.com/EveryStudentMatters?ref=hl or contact Seng So at email@example.com