Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

The tough road to finding my strength

There was a time when a young man’s world was falling apart under the pressures from family illness, a brother’s addiction, and bullying at school.  He reflects on how it … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building Healthy Communities report points to data on youth participation

How do young people rate the community programs aimed at helping them tap into opportunities and grow into civically engaged adults? A new survey asks teens to weigh in. Read … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tupac movie has a message for today’s generation

A new film, “All Eyez On Me,” about the life of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur, deals with the intersection of music and civil rights. The film chronicles Tupac’s life, … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

#SchoolsNotPrisons comes to Merced

We’Ced Youth Media, together with The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative, hosted an arts event in Merced centered on the #SchoolsNotPrisons campaign to reform California’s juvenile justice system. The … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

More women are choosing to code, but is Silicon Valley ready for them?

Women make up about half of the overall workforce in the United States, but they’re only about a quarter of the tech workforce. But driven by curiosity and talent, women … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gentrification means more white people moving in

The word ‘gentrification’ means upgrades to some and whiteness to others. In the Bay Area, the widespread gentrification of traditionally working class neighborhoods is making it hard for the average … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Teen gun violence rises in Sacramento

Gun violence is taking a massive toll in Sacramento, where young people are being killed in crimes related to guns at a rate beyond the national average, according to reporting … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Podcast with The kNOw in Fresno

In this new podcast, youth reporters in Fresno talk with a local poet, Shelley Fairbanks, who shares her experience as an LGBTQ person and how she came to start writing … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Words of incarceration: poems from #SchoolsnotPrisons Merced

Weekends spent visiting an incarcerated uncle, spiced-up ramen noodles from the jail cantina and a web search to find one’s name and a list of arrests. These moments flashed through … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sacramento youth reporters’ road trip to San Jose for transportation summit

Youth reporters with Sacramento’s AccessLocal project toured the Bay Area and attended a special program to give high schoolers a taste of college. Hosted at San Jose State University, the … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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