Some Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students have planned to walk out of their classes tomorrow, Friday, March 15, to advocate for stronger action on climate change and progress on a Green New Deal. The students, who are marching as part of an international, youth-driven “School Strike 4 Climate,” plan to walk first to Alameda City Hall and then back to Crab Cove, where speakers will address the assembled crowd.
The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) are launching a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens. The Fifth Annual Alameda Youth Career & Job Fair will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Encinal High School’s gymnasium, 210 Central Avenue.
More than 1,500 Americans from across the country — including a delegation of Bay Area residents — will show their support for the United Nations (UN) at the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s 2019 Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters in New York City, this Saturday, Feb. 23. Gisele Araujo, a senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) is a member of the Bay Area delegation. Araujo serves as SJND’s student body president and leads the school’s Model UN Club.
Students from Alameda’s South Korean Sister City, Yeongdong-gun, recently returned home with souvenirs and stories from the United States (“Sister City’s Students Pay Visit to City Hall,” Jan. 31). Among the treasures they attained were copies of the Alameda Sun with the group’s picture on the front page. While in town, the students visited several Island City landmarks including: Crab Cove, USS Hornet and Semmifreddi’s Bakery. They also attended classes at Academy of Alameda.
Carlin Shannon, a graduating senior at Encinal High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.