Youth Radio/Youth Media International has an extensive network of partners and correspondents across the U-S and around the globe. Through our bureaus in DC, Atlanta and Los Angeles, partnerships with youth media organizations, and working one-on-one with individual correspondents, Youth Radio/YMI covers news, culture, and issues in a comprehensive way that represents the diversity of youth perspectives and stories in America and the world.
Latin American Youth Center, Washington, D.C.
LAYC has grown from a small grassroots recreation center to a nationally recognized organization serving all low-income youth and families across the District of Columbia and in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. LAYC provides multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs in five areas; Educational Enhancement, Workforce Investment, Social Services, Art + Media, and Advocacy.
The Art & Media House philosophy introduces young people to the basic skills of a specific artistic medium while focusing on the subject they know best - themselves, thus encouraging students to draw inspiration from their own lives, communities, and cultures.
Grady High School, Atlanta, Georgia
Established in 1947 and located in Midtown Atlanta, Henry W. Grady High School combines a proud past and a promising future. Named for Henry W. Grady, editor of The Atlanta Constitution and a proponent of a “New South” in the post Civil War era, Grady High School has a long tradition of producing Atlanta's leaders. Its Magnet School of Communication has consistently produced award-winning work in print and broadcast journalism, forensics, publishing, and the fine arts.
L.A. Youth, Los Angeles, California
Since 1988 L.A. Youth has been the only independent Los Angeles newspaper written by and about teens. Through its newspaper, Web site and journalism training program, L.A. Youth fosters job and educational skills, provides a forum for communication and gives young people a voice in civic life.
VOX Newspaper, Atlanta, Georgia
VOX Teen Communications is a non-profit youth-development organization located in downtown Atlanta, GA, dedicated to giving us teens the skills and resources to raise our voices about issues that most matter to us.
Youth Media Project, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Youth Media Project celebrates youth voice through professional development, co-creating curricula and co-facilitating the creation of youth-produced media with partner organizations. Through partnerships with schools, colleges, social action teams, performing arts and broadcast venues, young people learn the craft of communications and how to address local and global issues affecting their lives.
ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, California
Art Share Los Angeles is a community arts incubator whose mission is to shape lives through art, education and community action.
Appalachian Media Institute, Whitesburg, Kentucky
Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) is a program of Appalshop (www.appalshop.org), a community-based arts and education center in the coalfields of Kentucky. AMI's goals are to develop the critical and creative skills of young people in central Appalachia and to involve them in their communities and the world by making and sharing media.
Blunt Radio, Portland, Maine
The Blunt Youth Radio Project produces a weekly call-in talk show that airs Monday nights from 7:30-8:30 on WMPG, Greater Portland Community Radio. High school age youth from the Portland area, both free and incarcerated, staff the show. Blunt Members are trained in all areas of radio production: interviewing, hosting, reporting, editing, and engineering.
Radio Arte, Chicago, Illinois
Radio Arte, 90.5 WRTE-FM, is a Latino-owned, bilingual, youth-driven public radio station that works to advance the voices of our multi-layered society. Radio Arte does this by promoting socially conscious journalism, providing media-literacy training; and creating programming that showcases music, issues, and events that are not featured prominently by mainstream media.
Youth Spin, Austin, Texas
On air since 1996, Youth Spin brings varied perspectives of Austin youth through commentaries, interviews, music and more on a weekly radio program on KOOP FM.
KUYI FM/Hopi Radio, Keams Canyon, Arizona
Imagine young people and adults using their own language to carry on public discourse, expressions of art or engaging in conversations of literature, public affairs and politics? That is the vision of KUYI's Youth Broadcast Program that recruits local youth to participate in KUYI's development as a radio station. Tune in on Thursdays to hear our Hopi High youth in action!
Alaska Teen Media Institute, Anchorage, Alaska
The mission of the Alaska Teen Media Institute is to provide teens with the tools and training needed to produce stories and with the opportunity for their stories - told in their own voices - to be shared through a variety of media. ATMI believes the teen perspective is valuable and under-represented. The Alaska Teen Media Institute is a program under the umbrella of Spirit of Youth, 501 (c)(3).
Youth Communication, New York
Youth Communication helps teenagers develop their reading and writing skills so they can acquire the information they need to make thoughtful choices about their lives.
Youth Mic, New York
News, debate, poetry, and commentary all coming to you live from high school and middle school students in the NYC area. Youth Mic (weekly broadcast on WKCR FM) focuses on issues important to teens and presents a fresh take on the topics that structure our world.
Kid Camera, New Orleans
The New Orleans Kid Camera Project was created to address the psychological and emotional impacts of Hurricane Katrina on children returning home to New Orleans. Through the use of photography, creative writing and mixed media, children from flooded neighborhoods explore their environment and express themselves, their stories and feelings with their friends.
826LA, Los Angeles, California
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Youth Alliance, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The New Mexico Youth Alliance is a statewide advisory group comprised of youth representatives, up to one from each legislative district. The Alliance , established in 2003 by Youth Council Act, enables state lawmakers and administrators to create and refine youth policies with the benefit of feedback and recommendations from a statewide cross-section of informed New Mexico youth. It is also a tool for ensuring that youth have a meaningful voice in the state's political process.
KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
KUNM FM Public Radio serves northern and central New Mexico, with a youth produced program airing every Sunday from 7pm to 8pm MST.