Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Oakland kids get a raise from new minimum wage

Oakland now has the highest minimum wage in the nation, a source of pride for the city’s working people. While many young workers are making plans with what they will … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Youth and the marijuana industry

The abundant marijuana farms in Humboldt County attract young people from all over to prepare the year’s harvest for the market.  The locals have a name for these migrant workers: … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leadership conference leaves youth feeling inspired

City leaders and motivational speakers brought forth good advice at the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Conference, an event to highlight jobs programs for teens and encourage youth to focus on their best qualities … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Career paths thwarted by a criminal past

This short film explores the job application process for people who have a sparse job history or a criminal record from their younger years. How do past mistakes affect the opportunities available as … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Internships help teens find their niche in public health

Public Health Solutions is a training course that serves as an introduction to a career in public health by guiding the passions of teens towards the needs of the community. The program connects youth to internships in the local … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teens and malls, a fading love affair

Are shopping malls still a destination for teens, or has the online world changed where they like to hang out? Madeline Veira goes looking for teenagers in different malls, and discovers the … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Youth workgroup identifies community needs

South Sacramento was chosen as a site for the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative because it was relatively lacking in certain areas of community health. One goal tagged by the foundation as … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Do young people even think about retirement?

Youth Radio asked three reporters if they ever think about retirement. The unanimous answer: Are you kidding?! They’re not alone — according to one study, only about half of Americans have done any math … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merced residents call for more investment in youth

Merced residents gathered for the official launch of  “Invest In Our Youth,” a campaign to increase funds for youth services and persuade business owners to hire teens.  Speakers highlighted youth employment and recreational … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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