“I basically had to rely on the internet to learn about my identity. If we can get a more inclusive curriculum in schools, LGBTQ+ students will be able to see themselves positively reflected and have that be so influential,” said 15-year-old Chiqui Diaz. That’s part of the reason she got involved with The Spahr Center […]Read More Quarantine Or Not, This Teen Continues To Fight For Inclusivity
As Trump’s threats of ICE raids continue, a survey found 44.6% of Latinx adolescents worried at least sometimes about family separation due to deportation. YR Media reports on the mental health effects of the country’s immigration crackdown.Read More Deportation Fears Trigger Anxiety And Sleep Problems For Latinx Teens
After years of declining numbers, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors overwhelmingly voted to close juvenile hall. But where will the young detainees go? Reporter Amber Ly has the story. Read more at YR Media.Read More What Happens To Incarcerated Youth When A Juvenile Hall Closes?
San Francisco is the nation’s most expensive city. As prices on rent continue to skyrocket, young people are doing what they can to keep living costs down. Watch how some young adults are making use of the sharing economy for minimalist affordable housing at YR Media.Read More San Francisco’s $1,200 Bunk Bed
In the wake of California’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state’s history, YR Media’s Sarah Ng is wondering how she can make a difference to help the environment. To answer this question, she talked to program director for the Climate Readiness Institute at UC Berkeley. “As a teen, adults constantly tell me that it’s […]Read More Climate Change, CA’s Fires And Why It’s Up To Us to Fix It
While the number of children in foster care in 2018 has decreased since a year ago, YR Media’s Emiliano Villa wants to remind readers that foster families, children, and the system as a whole still need our attention. “As November is National Adoption Awareness Month, let’s turn our attention to the struggles other foster children—and […]Read More Despite Decrease in Foster Youth, Some Struggles Remain
Throughout her childhood, Eneceia Lang was picked on for her dark skin, even in spaces where she thought she would be safe from the torment, other members of the black community would still. But after some time, she has learned to think differently about her skin. “Today, I look at my skin as if it’s […]Read More How I Learned to Love My Own Skin
For YR Media reporter Desmond Meagley, their teen years, which society always calls “the best years of your life,” were filled with anxiety, depression, and eventually even forced hospitalization. After that experience and years of reflection, Meagley believes their life can’t and shouldn’t be defined by mental illness. “I was getting used to pushing my […]Read More 5150’D: My Journey Through a Psych Ward
After Brett Kavanaugh was successfully appointed to the Supreme Court, YR Media reporter Valencia White sat down with author Peggy Orenstein to talk about how boys’ sexual and emotional education differs from that of girls, and how this can affect them. Orenstein’s research and books focus on the emotional and sexual lives of teens, so […]Read More What Do Boys Learn About Sex and Emotional Intimacy?
In anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, organizations across the country galvanized youth voters to show up at the poll booths. In this opinion piece, Seun Babalola explains why the youth vote was so coveted and important. “If there’s anything we’ve learned from the past several months at least when it comes […]Read More Organizing Tomorrow, Today: the Youth Vote Sets to Change American Politics (Opinion)