Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Above: With encouragement from Principal Donald Moorer, seventh-grader Ze’Rion Rivera adds water to a ‘tree of life,’ part of a morning ritual designed to promote positivity, growth and reflection.  The first-ever boys academy in L.A. Unified is now...
Fremont community flourishes with ground-breaking greenhouse project

Fremont community flourishes with ground-breaking greenhouse project

Above, from left, Neighborhood Land Trust executiveTamika Butler, Principal Luis Montoya and Facilities chief Mark Hovatter join community members in ceremonially opening the state-of-the-art greenhouse at Fremont High School. Capping a project that began in 2012,...
Northeast Valley schools ‘STEAM’ ahead with high-tech options

Northeast Valley schools ‘STEAM’ ahead with high-tech options

Above, the Northeast STEAMFest provides a wealth of resources for students interested in robotics.  Scores of schools and hundreds of visitors crowded the campus of Byrd Middle School in Sun Valley on Saturday for Local District Northeast’s second annual STEAMFest,...
Latino, Armenian cultural assembly celebrates diversity

Latino, Armenian cultural assembly celebrates diversity

Above, from left, Local District Northeast Superintendent Linda Del Cueto, Mexican Consul Press Attache Sergio Tovar, Armenian Consul Armella Shakaryan, Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian, School Board Member Scott Schmerelson, Mexican Consul Andrés Webster and...
Young Men of Color conference encourages students on road to success

Young Men of Color conference encourages students on road to success

Above: Gardena High junior Christian Thurman talks proudly with Wes Hall about his career plans before 300 of his peers. More than 300 students from nearly two dozen schools came together Saturday as part of the fifth annual Young Men of Color conference – an event...