School Engagement & Success

Existential Questions for New University Students to Ponder

By Miguel Dom√≠nguez, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Modern Languages, California State University, Dominguez Hills. First year university students, and particularly first generation students, need to recognize and embrace their identity. Figure out who you are, your career trajectory, and the many roles that you play in advancing your and other’s success in life.

Youth-Driven Recommendations to Increase Mental Well-Being in Schools

By California HOSA (Cal-HOSA) Students and Participants, 2019 California HOSA Youth Speaking Up for Youth Mental Health Day, Sacramento, California. Capturing youths’ perspectives and recommendations to promote positive mental health, early identification of social determinants, and reducing stigma associated with mental health.

Human Services Academy: A Career Pathway Model for Youth Interested in Mental Health

By Gustavo Loera, Ed.D., founder of the Human Services Academy, Mental Health America of Los Angeles. This small learning community model emphasizes the importance of curriculum integration across academic subjects and the mental health industry sector. Guiding students in making a meaningful connection between classroom instruction and employment can shape their career and life trajectory.