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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1701 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612-2105, United States
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for general operating support
YR Media, formerly known as Youth Radio, is a media education and production company that promotes equal opportunities, self-expression, and creative industry readiness for youth in Oakland. Each year, YR Media works with approximately 250 young people between the ages of 14 and 24, 90% of whom are youth of color. The organization’s training programs, wellness resources, academic and career advising, seven unique brands and platforms, and national media broadcasting partners help develop and amplify underrepresented perspectives in media. Support for YR Media supports the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy and Program Delivery substrategy.