A series exploring the experiences of young people growing up in the suburbs and exurbs of the Bay Area.
Beyond the Bay: 'Edge of Youth Culture' Shifting to Outer Suburbs
 

Beyond the Bay: 'Edge of Youth Culture' Shifting to Outer Suburbs

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 29, 2017

The edge of Bay Area youth culture may be shifting to the outer suburbs, yet the infrastructure of youth centers there to support young people is threadbare.

 

Why Moms Matter

 

New America Media, Commentary, Ana Zanabria, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

My mom has never given up on me. When I was younger, I could be tough to deal with. But through my ups and downs, my mom always showed me that she cared.

 

Working the 24-Hour Shift, With No Time to Be a Teen

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Imani Lopez, Posted: Sep 26, 2017

I take a deep breath before opening the door to my first Friday class. I am once again ten minutes late.

 

From San Francisco to Pittsburg - Finding a Home Away From Home

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Hessakihia Lloyd, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

The news was broken to me midway through 5th grade: We were moving. I was shocked to think of myself living anywhere that wasn’t San Francisco.

 

Helping Families Find a Connection

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Aaron Ortega-Andrade, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

When I was in 5th grade, I was asked to write my first typed essay. There was just one problem: I did not have a computer or a printer.

 

Bringing Tech to Antioch - The Dream That Turned My Life Around

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Nilton Serva, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

When I first started learning about the tech ecosystem I initially wanted my company to be in Silicon Valley. But then I realized that I would be leaving my hometown.

 

What’s So Special About Oakley

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Rocio Perez, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Moving to a new place is like being in front of a blank canvas; you control the path of your paintbrush.

 

When No One Cares, Dogs Do: A Portrait of a Young Entrepreneur

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Jose Cordon, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

As young people we feel our lives are out of our control. We don't feel respected or listened to. These are the feelings a relationship with animals could help overcome.

 

What Fairfield Gets Right - Making Young People’s Voices Heard

 

New America Media/Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Eric Cortes, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

Young people are a huge part of what shapes Fairfield’s identity, and part of what makes Fairfield unique is that our city officials are willing to hear what young people have to say.

 

Adapting to Life After Oakland

 

New America Media, Commentary, Sean Savers, Posted: Sep 24, 2017

For twenty-plus years, I was an Oakland Resident. Born, raised and proud of it. Sad to see it changing.

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