Youth Radio

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $270,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/12/2019
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
Youth Radio, doing business as YR Media, is an Oakland-based media production company that trains young people in digital media and technology. The organization annually serves approximately 250 Oakland youth, 90% of which are youth of color, 80% of which are low-income, and 30% that are engaged in the juvenile justice system. Youth, who participate free of charge, learn to produce media for mass audiences infused with their perspectives on issues of local and national concern. The organization is a national network that publishes content from 188 correspondents in 30 states.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.youthradio.org/ 
Address
1701 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612-2105
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Youth Radio, doing business as YR Media, is an Oakland-based media production company that trains young people in digital media and technology. The organization annually serves approximately 250 Oakland youth, 90% of which are youth of color, 80% of which are low-income, and 30% that are engaged in the juvenile justice system. Youth, who participate free of charge, learn to produce media for mass audiences infused with their perspectives on issues of local and national concern. The organization is a national network that publishes content from 188 correspondents in 30 states.
for general operating support  
Youth Radio is an Oakland-based media production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology. Partnering with industry professionals, students learn to produce marketable media for mass audiences, while bringing youth perspectives to issues of public concern. The organization’s free services and programs launch young people on career pathways by engaging them in work-based learning opportunities, professional development, and health and academic support services. Youth Radio serves 420 youth each year, 97 percent of whom graduate high school, and 87 percent of whom enroll in college. The organization creates 250 jobs annually for low-income youth. With continued support, Youth Radio will launch STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curricula, offer continuing education credits for teacher training, and establish an artist-in-residence program.

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