Happy Birthday to Youth!

On a day when most of the news seems bad, it’s nice to come across a success story, especially one dealing with young people. As the Chronicle tells us today Youth Radio started 17 years ago in Berkeley and is still going strong. Young people, working with the project have learned to write news stories for newspapers and radio stations. They have gone on to work for stations like KQED and you will hear their broadcasts on NPR stations around the country. Now they are expanding, having formed the Youth media International Network, and moving into larger state-of-the-art facilities in Oakland. They will be able to tell their stories in a variety of media in Spanish as well as English, helping to bridge the gap between ethnic groups, generations, and communities. We hope they will get the corporate help they need to expand the program and flourish for future generations.

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