With the support of OCO leaders, 30 young people from six high schools, middle schools, community colleges are meeting twice a month to build their own organizing committee. They are researching the drop out problem in Oakland schools and examining best practices for student support, effective teaching and meaningful internships. Betty Avila is a student intern from MetWest working with OCO. Robert Paige from Oakland Tech and Yessenia Saucedo are on the OCO Board.