For Youth, Education Program Gives Hope After Incarceration

Jun. 18, 2015 / By

Nestled away in the far eastside of Long Beach is an educational center of hope.

At Rosie the Riveter Youth Program, “at-risk” youth are considered “at-promise”, and receive an accredited high school education and job training. Many of them have been incarcerated, kicked out of school, or are foster youth.

The school’s practices utilize transformative justice, mental health counseling, and boasts a 91 percent rate for student academic and job placement following graduation. In the video above, we speak to staff and a youth about what impact the school’s progressive operating philosophy has had on them.

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Michael Lozano

Michael Lozano

Michael is a 30-year-old journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. As a college student, Michael was very active in campus affairs and graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. His articles have been syndicated at national sites including Mother Jones, New America Media, and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher.