Victor Cruz

Education Justice


The Third Space Youth Institute is a collaboration between the Riverside County Office of Education, LA County Office of Education, and the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking. Instructors from USC Annenberg will work with 60 students participating in the counties’ Migrant Education Program during a four-day program. Students will be introduced to five core competencies or soft skills – adaptability, cultural competency, empathy, intellectual curiosity, and 360-degree thinking – that are critical to success in their academic, professional, and leadership journeys. Students who participate in the TSYI will enhance their mastery of essential soft skills, improve their writing and speaking capabilities, use of digital and social media, presentation and networking skills, professional etiquette development, college preparedness, and career development with the purpose of creating a personal brand that will propel participants into their academic and professional careers.