January 05, 2015
California Health Report: High school students push for playgrounds in small cities southeast of L.A.California Health Report | Robin Urevich and Pedro Avila
The small cities southeast of Los Angeles have among the highest childhood obesity rates and the fewest parks in the state. The region has been notorious for poverty, pollution and dirty politics. But, now as reform-minded politicians take over some local city halls, young people are pushing for change. One group of high school students is learning to lobby for green space and greater play opportunities for the area’s youngest children.