Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Out for safe schools

Students at San Diego’s Hoover High School are opening minds and opportunities through their work with the Gay Straight Alliance. Youth reporters Mikaela Card and Jason Fletes talked to their … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merced youth weigh in: #BlackLivesMatter and police brutality

Give voice to the oppressed. Improve police training so that deescalation trumps violence. Stop sensationalizing violence. Youth from age 14 to 22 weigh in on what they believe must be … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The last skaters of North Shore

Like a surfer needs the ocean, skateboarders need cement to skate. But there is little cement in North Shore, a town along the Salton Sea in Riverside County. But local … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gay Republicans try to open doors, minds

A gun carrying Republican delegate from Texas, Colton Buckley believes in low taxes and a limited government. Buckley is 21 and gay, and he believes there is a place for … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Break Free: A music video

Artists Queenbangga and Dre D’Verse have a message for you: Never doubt yourself. “It’s time to know your worth.” Watch the music video produced by youth from Richmond’s RYSE Center. … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

#BlackLivesMatter in Fresno

Youth media reporters captured the faces, slogans, signs, and expressions of Fresnans who gathered on July 9 for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. Protesters marched from Fresno to Clovis with … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Herbalife customers keep buying in Boyle Heights, unaware of controversy

Described by some as a pyramid scheme and by others as a company promoting nutritional supplements, Herbalife still draws a healthy business in Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles despite … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

#NoSuchThing as a child prostitute

Terms like “child prostitute” and “underage hooker” are out. A movement to acknowledge that children forced into the sex trade are the victims of sex trafficking — and not prostitutes … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photo essay: Art and #GetLoud at Kern Youth Arts Festival

Colorful dresses swirled. Children mixed paint on the page. Musicians got the crowd to its feet. The Kern Arts Festival showcased the energy and creativity of youth in Bakersfield on … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Local Vets struggle with PTSD, addiction

Emily took a bullet in the helmet while a combat medic in Afghanistan. She helped many lives while in active duty. But things got harder when she returned to California. … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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