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.
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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.