California’s young men of color face particular challenges to succeeding in school, finding employment and avoiding violence on the streets. Liberty Hill's Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition is organizng L.A.'s at risk youth to push for policy change and let their voices be heard. In this album members of Brothers, Sons, Selves are seen campaigning for Prop. 47 and the School Climate Bill of Rights, touring with White House emmisaries and testifying to California lawmakers.
Fredy Torres rallies the crowd at an event for students called Rise Up.
Student members of coalition organizations and Brothers, Sons, Selves organizers gather to work on improving school climates to support learning and prevent "push-out."
Youth are ready to spark change at a Los Angeles event coordinated with President Obama's My Brother’s Keeper program. On the right is Dylan Gray, who tells about meeting the President in our Story Gallery.
Brothers, Sons, Selves campaigns have resulted in policies that put students on the path to college, not prison.
Coalition youth leaders Walter Brown and Pedro Jimenez represent their peers at a hearing of the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Young Men of Color.