Conversations between LGBTQ and ally youth and elders about the joys and challenges of love, the meaning of Proposition 8, and the changing ways that LGBTQ people represent themselves.

Voices of Youth 2000 was a ten-month internship offering training for youth in northeastern Nevada in photography, audio recording and writing.  A photography coach and oral historian trained and worked alongside eight teenagers providing them with tools to create an artful documentation of their communities and cultural heritage.   This web site contains photographs and audio vignettes resulting from their work together.   The program spawned similar programs in California and Utah.

This site catalogs programs & tools to (1) encourage youth expression and (2) explore impact of media & technology on youth. By default, programs & tools are listed based based on on the date of their addition to this site. Use the search box or click on a category to narrow results to a specific area of interest. This site has been curated by SLB Radio Productions with support from The Grable Foundation to support the Kids + Creativity Initiative.  Comments and suggestionsare welcome.

A self-described behind-the-scenes look at youth media making…and what can be learned from it “to get conversations going about youth media stories.   I’m especially interested in projects spearheaded by young people who’ve been marginalized from digital media production—how they make media to make meaning, change, and sometimes money.   What stories do young people tell?   What activities do they design for themselves, or do adult producers organize with them, to generate powerful stories?  Who’s learning what through youth media production, and how?  How are young producers making money?   How are they transforming old media editorial guidelines in the new media environment? ”  Extensive links.

Blunt Radio is a weekly program on WPMG, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  WPMG also produces a show of  “music, talk, and fun for middle school aged kids” for called “The Tweenlight Zone”.

The KBOO Youth Collective began May 22, 2002 and produces two monthly programs.   The Underground  is a public affairs show on youth issues (fourth Wednesday, 6 – 7 pm).  Youth Randomonium is a music show with youth-produced music and DJs (last Friday of each month from 11-midnight).

Detailed information about prcess and classes offered, although no original curricula online.

Inspired by Voices of Youth 2000 — A Profile of Elko County, this a project helping children in Moab, Utah express themselves.

Affiliated with 90.5 WRTE-FM Chicago and the National Museum of Mexican Art, Radio Arte is a Latino-owned, bilingual, youth-driven public radio station that works to advance the voices of a multi-layered society. Through socially conscious journalism, media-literacy training and programming, Radio Arte strives to showcase music, issues, events, and community forums that are representative of Mexican/Latino culture.  It also provides professional skills and leadership training for youth and adults.

Novellas created by youth are featured at

The mission of The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) is to develop leadership, multiculturalism and identity by providing training and opportunity to youth in community broadcasting.  The organization partners with KDNK Community Radio to broadcast weekly youth radio programs in English and Spanish and teach an accredited high school radio broadcasting class covering broadcasting, interviewing, public speaking and audio production.

Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.

Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories. Upon completion, the Rookies’ documentaries air on WNYC – usually during Morning Edition (5am to 9am weekdays on WNYC 93.9 FM, 6am to 10am on WNYC AM 820 and online at

Radio Rookies typically runs one or two workshops a year, each lasting anywhere from four to eight months. During the workshops, Rookie Reporters learn everything about radio journalism: from how to conduct an interview and develop a story to how to craft a script and digitally edit their audio. There is no fee, and the program provides all the equipment and instruction needed.

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