Youth Radio Provides: Directed Giving Opportunities
Youth Radio offers supporters the opportunity to direct their giving to specific programs. Express your passion for teaching youth about healthy foods (Youth Radio Eats), support college-bound low-income youth (Youth Radio Educates), or promote investigative reporting by youth (Youth Radio Reports).
Read below to learn more about potential giving areas. Questions? Contact Jabari Gray, Development Manager at 510.251.1101 ext. 318.
Education & Career
Youth Radio Empowers – Every year, Youth Radio works with cohorts of young people who are in detention facilities, foster care or group homes, or are on probation or parole. When you give exclusively to Youth Radio Empowers, your dollars go straight to providing invaluable media literacy education, production workshops and information on gender issues and violence prevention to these often-overlooked, court-involved youth. For instance, $20,000 will support Youth Radio’s important work that we do with young men detained at Camp Wilmont Sweeney juvenile detention center. Donate now.
Youth Radio Educates – Have a passion for what Youth Radio teaches? Ensure that young people can continue to learn converged media production and gain employment skills that will allow them to compete for 21st Century jobs by helping our students through beginner and intermediate coursework. Donate now.
Youth Radio Graduates – Help keep YR participants at a 100% high school graduation rate, and assist in improving our already outstanding 85% rate of matriculation to institutions of higher education by supporting our academic and career counseling services. Your donations will support academic advisors who provide one-on-one and group counseling to our participants whose needs range from fulfilling high school graduation requirements to securing financial aid for college. Donate now.
Youth Radio Works – Youth Radio gladly pays many of the young people who graduate our courses to stay on with us as interns and project associates, enriching our model of cascading peer leadership and helping to secure their futures as employable individuals. Currently, Youth Radio employs more than 65 youth. Our goal is to ensure that we are able to continue to provide these part-time jobs. Donate now.
Journalism & Converged Media
Youth Radio Reports – Protect ethical reporting and the future of journalism. Ensure that teens learn from seasoned professionals, broadcast on local and national stations including KCBS and NPR, and move on to careers in journalism across media platforms. Donate now.
Youth Radio Advocates – Support our ability to create effective, youth-driven converged media awareness campaigns for topics impacting young people such as dating violence and HIV by giving to this innovative effort. Turn to Youth Radio for your next public health, teen-targeted campaign. Donate now.
Mind, Body, Health
Youth Radio Cares – Youth Radio makes mental health services available to all of our participants through counseling and referrals to other service providers. Give a gift that creates the opportunity for young people to engage with caring adults in a safe and confidential space and talk about important personal issues. Donate now.
Youth Radio Moves – Youth Radio promotes physical health and well being through classes such as yoga, martial arts, and dancing. These services are provided by professional instructors who come to our headquarters in downtown Oakland. Keep young people aware of the importance of consistent physical activity by giving to this initiative. Donate now.
Youth Radio Eats – Passionate about good food that’s good for you, too? Support our healthy foods programs today! Youth Radio participants learn the importance of eating right by cooking meals from all over the world, studying what they’re creating and producing media around what they discover. Learn more at youthradioeats.blogspot.com. Donate now.
Technology & Engineering
Youth Radio Techs – Youth Radio prepares young people for media and IT industry-specific jobs, including radio, film, music, web and video production, as well as IT and computer related tech jobs across industries. Donate now and help provide the necessary assets to keep this area on the cutting-edge. Donate now.
Youth Radio in the Community
Teach Youth Radio – Youth Radio has created curricula and support materials designed for educators working in high school and college classrooms and community settings. Officially called “Teach Youth Radio,” this tool features an original monthly radio story researched, written and produced by our youth reporters and linked to innovative education strategies. Donate now.
Youth Radio Impacts – An important part of the work we do is reflection to ensure Youth Radio is making a measurable, positive impact. With your support, we can employ professional analysts to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. Through qualitative and quantitative data, Youth Radio is able to measure the outcomes of our efforts and constantly improve our youth development strategies and keep the effectiveness real. Donate now.
How to Donate:
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Mail: Send to Youth Radio, 1701 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: Call Jabari Gray at 510.251.1101, ext. 318
Visit: Stop by our front desk at 1701 Broadway and ask about Youth Radio Provides