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Four East L.A. kids take a trip from Roosevelt High to Harvard — and put it on video

File photo of Harvard University''s main campus.
File photo of Harvard University''s main campus.
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Here is a breath of fresh air amid the LAUSD roundup from this morning.

Take Part wrote up a post on an inspiring video project by four Boyle Heights kids who traveled from their East L.A. neighborhood to visit Harvard University.

Each student, equipped with their own cameras, shot hours of footage documenting their lives at home and in school as well as their dreams and hopes for the future.

The four students, who were awarded the trip because of academic excellence, visited another student who graduated from their school, Roosevelt High, and is now at Harvard.

The videos are well made and full of reflective and thought provoking statements on the education system.

Tami Abdollah can be reached via email and on Twitter (@LATams).