Category Archives: Youth Media

BAVC Guest Blog #2: Peter Le

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BAYMN Presents Rise to the Occasion Youth Media Festival -- Call for Entries

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Applications are now open for BAYMN’s Rise to the Occasion Youth Media Festival, hosted at the Kaiser Center in Oakland on October 13, 2012, 2-5pm. Deadline for submission: August 27, 2012 For its first public festival, the Bay Area Youth … Continue reading »


KQED American Graduate: Diana, Arise HS Oakland, CA College: US Santa Cruz

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Congratulations to these American Graduates! In the next couple of weeks we will share their inspiring stories and get an insight as to what they look forward to in college and beyond. In our third installment we are featuring Diana … Continue reading »


Guest Blogger: Robyn Bykofsky Oakland Innovation Film Lab – Youth Mobile Media Workshop

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June 25th 2012 Written by Robyn Bykofsky I have been facilitating media literacy and video production workshops with Bay Area youth and educators for over 12 years and the Youth Film Lab was the experience of a lifetime.  It was … Continue reading »


Video: Oakland Innovation Youth FIlm Lab

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On June 18, 2012 Fourteen Oakland students came together in less than five hours to create these short films about how they stay inspired to stay in school and succeed.


What Keeps Jorge Paredes from American Indian Charter in Oakland, CA Motivated?

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As part of the American Graduate Initiative, KQED will serve as a community convener and will work with local media, education, community, civic, corporate and other relevant organizations, to create a better understanding of the community impact of the dropout … Continue reading »


Audio Blog: KQED American Graduate: Roxanna, Arise HS Oakland, CA

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Congratulations to these American Graduates! In the next couple of weeks we will share their inspiring stories and get an insight as to what they look forward to in college and beyond. In our second installment we are featuring Roxanna … Continue reading »


Audio Blog: Margarita Brizuela, Arise HS College: Mills College

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Thank you Margarita for sharing your story and showing all of us that if you set your mind to it you can achieve greatness.


KQED Perspectives: Wrong Track?

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Youth Radio’s Bianca Brooks examines the effects of academic tracking at her Oakland high school. Listen to this perspective.


Video: Burton High School's Do Now with Twitter

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edspace blog June 14, 2012 Written by Matthew Williams This past school year, 50 eleventh- and twelfth-graders at San Francisco’s Burton High School started tweeting in class for the first time. Read the rest of the article here.