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Nov 14, 2019

Building wireless modules

Building wireless modules

Poplar youth met to manufacture system motherboards used in long-range, low-power telemetry systems used by growers and ranchers.

Sep 7, 2016

Launching a pilot program

Launching a pilot program

Ninth grade students at Gonzales High School helped launch a pilot program. The program has youth working with local growers with a shared goal of developing technology solutions that help farmers save water

Apr 25, 2015

Building a pottery wheel

Building a pottery wheel

A small team of youth and children in Gonzales tried building an electric pottery wheel using motors and materials pulled from old washing machines.

Mar 13, 2015

Teaching Children Art

Teaching Children Art

Youth from Watsonville High School wanted to do something to help their community. They made a list of projects for the year and one of the ideas was to teach art to children

Jun 29, 2014

Improving the Alley Behind our School

Improving the Alley Behind our School

Youth from Watsonville High and EA Hall Middle school decided on a summer project to improve their neighborhood. Behind the middle school are alleys fenced with old wood and sometimes covered with graffiti.

Sep 7, 2013

Painting a Mural on Penn Ave

Painting a Mural on Penn Ave

Encouraged by the experiences of their older friends over the summer, a team of new 9th grade students at Pajaro Valley High School decided to go back to their old middle school to

Jun 13, 2013

Planting a Garden in our Neighborhood

Planting a Garden in our Neighborhood

The community of Watsonville is known for its fertile farmland. Strawberries, raspberries, black berries, apples and row crops are all grown in fields around the city. Within the city limits are unused plots

Jun 12, 2013

Adding Color to Where We Live

Adding Color to Where We Live

Watsonville youth and children planned 2 service projects during their summer break: planting a community garden and painting colorful murals over graffiti.  The location was the neighborhood behind Starlight Elementary School. The service

Feb 2, 2013

Cleaning up Graffiti

Cleaning up Graffiti

A team of high school youth from Watsonville decided to clean up the graffiti on a bridge near their school district office. To support their effort the City of Watsonville Department of Abatement

Jul 28, 2012

Making a safe place to play

Making a safe place to play

This Gilroy neighborhood is a mobile home park. On one side are railroad tracks and on the other a large road. The nearest park is far and not easily accessible. A team of