Youth Radio has given me the journalism, marketing and educational skills that enable me to teach peers who do not have access to sexual education or adults to talk about protective sex. Many of my peers have gotten pregnant or suffered abuse in their relationships or have STDs because the information they needed was not available or they were too embarrassed to seek it out themselves. I know I cannot prevent all teens from having sex, but I can have a positive impact on their choices.
“She is a pleasure to have in class as she is a self-motivated, organized, thoughtful, academically curious, and kind. I am most impressed with Arai’s drive and competency. She is the type of person who has a long term vision for herself and her purpose in contributing to the world. She works extremely hard and I am certain with her passion, ambition and talent she will make a great contribution.”
Teacher, Berkeley High School