Summer Youth Training Academy 2016

Fifteen youth participated in the “Summer Youth Training Academy” run by Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative. Young people gained skills in storytelling, photography, radio, web design, informational technology, video, art, and improv and put those new talents to work. Learn more at the Redwood Voice.  

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Why the ABC30’s Youth Council matters

ABC30, a primary news source for the greater Fresno area, recently selected a group of youth advocates to be a part of the station’s first ever Youth Advisory Council. The purpose of the council is to help the news station build a stronger relationship with the community, especially youth, by integrating real stories from their lives and communities. “We’re often told our voices […]

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Youth radio RAW

Check out what Youth Radio has been up to, with Glo Radio, a weekly episode show featuring news, personal experiences, and a diverse selection of music. Youth Radio Raw, a collective of Bay Area high schoolers. Students partner with professionals to learn the basics of journalism, music production, and multimedia. Check out photos on Flickr or live tweets of the show by following […]

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We’Ced’s best of 2015

We’Ced Youth Media’s ‘Best of 2015‘ list is a collection of stories that gave a glimpse of life in Merced through the eyes of our youth reporters. From living with depression to being a transgender teen, solitary confinement and attending school as a “Dreamer,” here’s a look at 2015’s top ten stories from We’Ced.

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Reflections on a weekend devoted to youth media

Randy Villegas, a youth reporter for South Kern Sol, attended the Building Healthy Communities Youth Media conference in Los Angeles in October. The two-day event connected youth journalists from over a dozen cities in California with each other, to deepen and expand the reach of their reporting. Experienced professionals at the event urged youth attendees to dig beyond one person’s story to […]

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Dreams for Coachella

During the summer, Coachella Unincorporated worked with six young people from the eastern Coachella Valley as part of the site’s youth reporter training program. Students learned how to write, report, and produce multi-media journalism — tools to tell the stories that can help build a healthier eastern Coachella Valley. They interviewed each other and produced this […]

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