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Human Relations’ Ambassadors Graduate

Human Relations' Ambassadors Graduate

Recently the 2018 Human Relations Associate Program (HRAP) cohorts celebrated the completion of their year-long HRAP internship.

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Watch 2 great spoken word pieces from HRAP student, Jesse Payton

Watch 2 great spoken word pieces from HRAP student, Jesse Payton

Jesse Payton is a senior at Garden Grove High School and has been involved with the BRIDGES Safe and Respectful School Program for 2 years and is a student leader in OC Human Relations’ Ambassadors Program. Jesse has been an avid writer of poetry for 4 years now and has recently started spoken word poetry.

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Congratulations to the 2017 HRAP Grads!

Congratulations to the 2017 HRAP Grads!

On June 7, 2017, the seventeen members of OC Human Relations HRAP (Human Relations Ambassadors Program) graduated in a special ceremony hosted by the Orange County’s Credit Union and supported by Community Partner, Greg McQuater.

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BAM!

by Amanda Bastien He stared at the gun barrel and pushed the trigger. BAM! His life gone, his family destroyed, and now everyone is asking why. Why did this thirteen year old boy take his own life? Everyday, he dreaded going to school- a place where students should feel safe. He was harassed, verbally abused, and called the cruelest names.

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News Flash

by Jenn Beard “Take one step forward if you have grown up with more than one hundred books in your home.” I take a step forward. “Take two steps forward if somebody in your family has told you that you are capable of achieving your dreams.” I take two steps forward. “Take one step back if you have ever lived

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I Support!

by Kara Burner Growing up I’ve never judge my mother’s being the way they are. Yet who has the right to judge someone especially when it’s your family. When it comes to gay and lesbian rights it is a very sensitive subject for me. I think if you love someone and marriage is the way to go who has the

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The Dream Act

by Abriana Fernandez Making The Dream Act law simply makes sense. The Dream Act was first introduced by Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah (who now opposes the measure) with the idea to provide people the opportunity, if under the age of sixteen when entering the United States, to become legal citizens. Those who have a GED or a high

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A New Voice

by Sandra McCormick You laugh and you taunt Thinking nothing of us Because we’re not like you. We’re pushed In the background, Hidden away, Thought of as bad, Something to despair. But we found our Voice now, Something you Can’t take away, We all now will rise, It’ll be a new day. We will fight Your oppression, You hate And

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FREEDOM

by Francisco Mariano

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The Happiest Place

by Andy Tovar And still They spend Their days standing And standing some more On the streets As if they Were waiting -waiting for a car of change to pull up and take them away. Poor parents Struggle with money To feed their kids. Struggle with money To pay rent For that One-room apartment That gets smaller And smaller everyday

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