Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

What’s your tipping point? When fun in the sun breaks the bank

When does a trip to the California coast from a Central Valley town like Fresno become too expensive? Youth reporter Johnsen Del Rosario explores the importance of this coastline for … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

What Pepsi got wrong

A Pepsi commercial starring model Kendall Jenner giving a police officer a soda during a protest was a failed attempt to exploit the emotion behind the Black Lives Matter movement, … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Q&A: ‘He’s Still My Super Hero’ — An Interview With My Incarcerated Father

Jeremiah Castillo, a reporter and criminal justice activist, has developed a mature understanding of why his father, whom he admires, has spent much of his childhood in prison. Himself the child … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

My mom, the college student

A teen whose mother is attending college reflects on how her own journey is impacted and inspired by her mother’s. “Being students at the same time gave us a common … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sacramento youth take control at community meeting about health

Witness a first-time ‘Youth Action Meeting’ where young adults are invited to critique the ways youth are more traditionally involved in community change and set forward ideas and goals for … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Safety in Merced is not just a police issue

The answer to Merced’s crime problem isn’t simply more policing. Pointing out the number of rundown parks and streets without sidewalks or lighting, youth reporter Victor Seguin makes the case … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fractions of a whole

Mixed race, multicultural, multigenerational communities make up the heart of the Central Valley. Writer Maya Vannini, 16, reflects on what it means to have the cultures of Pakistan, Belgium and … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Will refinery expansion mean better or worse air for Long Beach’s poor?

The soot collects on walls inside homes in West Long Beach, a community situated near oil refineries, freeways and trucking depots. Air quality is a major concern for people in … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

A chance to breathe: Protecting the coast for Richmond residents

The city of Richmond may be better known for its oil refinery and freeways, but it also has a shoreline offering residents an escape from the daily grind. Youth reporter … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Youth Radio podcast: Healthcare

Young people are thought of as the healthiest among us, and it can be easy to discount how essential quality healthcare can be for youth. A 20-year-old Bay Area woman … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

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