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Youth Academy Paints Mural at Robertson
Posted 7/11/16

MuralThe annual Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy, sponsored through the Youth and Family Services Division of the City’s Human Services Department, is in session again this year for its fourth year. At-risk youth are participating in the three-day per week program for seven weeks. The students are gaining educational credit toward graduation, work readiness and leadership skills, employment with local businesses, life skills training, and finding creative ways to engage with and ...give back to the community.

 

On July 11, the students painted an inspirational mural on an exterior wall at Robertson Alternative High School in Fremont. The mural reflects the colors, textures, and symbols of diversity that make up our world, while the theme reflects the idea that all of us together hold the outcome of the world in our “collective” hands.

 

The Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy partners with local school districts, the Highway to Work Program, the Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, Probation Department Officers, and other organizations in the community.