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Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Optometrist, Dr. Rosie Flores, volunteers at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.  She comes across youth who’ve done poorly in school and then end up in trouble.  One thing she has noticed about many of these kids…they have poor vision and they don’t even know it. Many of the teenagers get their first eye test after they’ve been arrested.  Some of them were plagued with vision problems that lead to their difficulties in school.  Some can’t read because they can’t…

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Teenagers Photograph Their World

Teenagers Photograph Their World

The Hayward Public Library in Hayward California has a new exhibit.  All the photographs were taken by teens. The inspiration for the exhibit is John Stilgoe’s book “Outside Lies Magic.”  Eight teens were given digital cameras and told to explore Hayward.  They roamed the streets and captures their world through the camera’s eye.  The photographs are on display at the Hayward Public Library’s Main Branch until October 6th. The Daily Review newspaper has a photo gallery of the kids at…

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