Editor’s note: The Redwood Voice is a group of youth journalists in Del Norte County and adjacent tribal lands who report on stories that might otherwise remain untold, overlooked, or disregarded. Their aim is to illuminate diverse points of view and challenge misconceptions about youth, the community, and the world around us.
The Redwood Voice’s journalists are a diverse group of youth, 14–20 years old, consisting of students from Crescent Elk Middle School, Del Norte High School, Castle Rock Charter School, and College of the Redwoods.
It is funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative with the California Endowment, with support from the Del Norte County Unified School District.
The goal of developing the Redwood Voice is to amplify the voices of the youth in Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands as well as take steps in building youth empowerment.
The Triplicate will periodically publish some of their work. This article is written by team member Paul George, a senior at Del Norte High.
Last year, 10-year-old Cole Price was being bullied by a student in his class at Pine Grove; he says he was called “loser” and “fat” every day when he stepped on the school grounds. Said Cole, “You really can’t do anything because you’ll tell the teacher over and over, and they’ll do one thing that’s not very big and then it will just keep happening.”