Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Greenfield High School is located in South Monterey County. The community served is primarily Latino and they are below poverty level. The majority of the residents that reside in this community are field workers. The macro-level problem that this capstone addresses is that too many high school-age students are experiencing depression and anxiety. Greenfield High School has experienced budget cuts, which make it difficult to address all students' needs. The project, named Greenfield High School Internship is designed to help students achieve their community hours needed to complete graduation requirements and gain a mentor in the process. Greenfield High School can use this project to help students gain experience in their career choice and have a mentor that would help guide them in their career path. Having a mentor could also lower the depression and anxiety that students are experiencing.