Here is an article in The Rivard Report titled ‘Youth Commission, Free Speech Ordinance Lend Voice to San Antonio’s Teens.’ View the article by clicking here.
The first day of a new school year is always exciting for me, and I carry that enthusiasm with me throughout the year by participating in clubs, expanding my group of friends, and taking classes that are interesting and push me. At Ronald Reagan High School, many different clubs are available to join and specific […]
By: Divina Carrillo The following essay details my life in San Antonio’s Westside and reveals some of the memories and people who impacted my decision to pursue Higher Education. As a graduating senior I hope to attend law school, pursue a job in local government, and give back to my Westside community by rallying for […]
View this guest post by Esmeralda Castillo: https://www.strivetogether.org/library/youth-commissions-student-member-shares-importance-youth-voice-moving-work-forward/
San Antonio Youth Commission has been an important part of my life because it has played a key role in my leadership skills. SAYC is a commission, where twenty-two high school students, two being from each district of the city and a mayoral position. The commissioner and I were all voted in by our council […]
Entering my junior year at John Paul Stevens high school, it was not what I expected. I was used to having free time or even breaks in between work. When my older teammates told me that junior year would be the hardest this definitely wasn’t what I originally expected. As I continue to finish my […]
The most common questions a traditional high school junior is asked always have to do with which college they’re going to, how they feel about becoming a college student and what field they’re going to major in. Although these are the type of questions I am asked, my answer is very different than other students […]