Friday, August 5, 2011

Song.Rap.Poem. Contest

Building Healthy Communities East Salinas is sponsoring a song/rap/poem contest. The contest is open to all Salinas youth ages 13 to 21. Youth are invited to submit a song/rap/poem/spoken word that will inform friends, students, and family members what a healthy community would look like in their eyes. Be creative and persuasive in your message. Please resist from using profanity and make it something that BHC will be able to use as a promotional tool.
How to Enter:

1. Submit a recorded rap or song as an MP3 file along with written lyrics to

2. Submit a link to a YouTube video of you performing your rap or song to

3. Make sure to include "BHC Contest" in the title of your song file or YouTube video.

If you need technical assistance in creating your video/recording please let us know how we can assist you.


(Teams of up to four members are welcome but please keep in mind that there will only be one prize awarded per winner).

1st prize winner will be awarded a Brand New Laptop.

2nd Prize winner will be awarded an IPod.

3rd Prize winner will be awarded $75 Gift Card.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Visual and Public Art Event

A social event aimed at addressing youth-related stress, personal growth and empowerment through various art activities led by CSUMB Visual and Public Art students.

Date: Friday, May 6, 2011, 5-8pm. Location: Vista Room, National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas, CA

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free Your Imagination Teen Writing Workshops

Do you dream of being a writer? Do stories dance in your head? Then set your imagination free at a series of writing workshops for teens being held at the John Steinbeck Library, 350 Lincoln Ave. The free workshops are open to any teen ages 13-18. The series will begin on Saturday, March 19th and continue every Saturday through April 16th. Each session will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Salinas Teen Film Festival

What: The High School Film Festival
Where: Salinas Performing Arts Center
When: April 15, 2011
Time: 7:00PM

Students will have the opportunity to receive cash and prizes for original works submitted in any genre, including animation. Please send DVDs to Mike Roddy at the Salinas Union High School District at 431 West Alisal, 93901.

Alisal Students Making New Moves

"Alisal High School put its name on the wrestling map by winning the Central Coast Section in 1975.

It was the school's first CCS title in any sport. In 1996, the Trojan wrestling team enjoyed a runner-up finish. Through the years, dozens of athletes qualified for the State Championships.

Beginning today, three more Alisal grapplers will look to add their own piece of history and provide even more luster to this proud program.

Seniors Johnny Alonzo and Luis Cessa, and sophomore Jovan Villalobos, all qualified for the state by finishing in third place in their respective weight classes at the CCS Championships last weekend. This is Alonzo's second consecutive state appearance.

The only other wrestler in the county to qualify was Seaside sophomore Jonathan Tuiolosega who finished runner-up in the heavyweight division. The competition takes place today and Saturday at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

Only the top three wrestlers in each weight class qualified for state.

"It feels great," Cessa said. "I mean it was only three years ago that nobody went to state. Last year Johnny made it and this year three of us made it. That should say a little bit about next year, that we're going to continue growing no matter what."

Alonzo, who wrestles at 103, said he's excited to be sharing this experience a second time around with his teammates.

"It's great having people to work out with," he said. "We push each other and we help each other and that's going to make a difference. As soon as my [CCS] match was finished I'd go and cheer for the next one, and when they won, I was as happy as them."

Villalobos said he's ecstatic to be a part of this revitalization, and is looking forward to his next two years.

"Coach J.J. [Jose Julio Garcia] is doing a good job with turning things around," Villalobos said. "We want to be a force in this section again. You know, be those rough and tough Alisal kids."

All three Alisal athletes persevered through consolation brackets after losing in the semifinals, and all three had to dig deep to earn wins in those decisive third-place matches.

Each of them had their own source of motivation that pulled them through."

For the rest of the article, visit the Salinas Californian Online Here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

California State Summer School for the Arts

The California State Summer School for the Arts - four weeks of exploration, discovery and hard work designed to unleash your creative power. From July 9 through August 5, 2011, a talented group of high school students will receive intensive training from professionals in music, theatre, video and film, visual arts, dance, creative writing, and animation. Held at CalArts in Valencia, California, The 2011 tuition will be $1,550 for California residents, and $5,000 for out-of-state residents. Full and partial scholarships are available for first-time California resident attendees only. Interested? You'll find complete program descriptions, answers to commonly asked questions, and the application forms and instructions on this Web site: