Youth Radio is an organization in Oakland with the deeply held belief that underserved youth have the creativity, skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to become multimedia industry leaders.
They recently started a Brains & Beakers program, where an engineer or scientist brings in a hands-on, minds-on experiment and hangs out to answer questions about it. The young people in Youth Radio then edit and produce the program online.
Here’s a link to the media section of our own community’s awesome Y-Press. These two organizations are clear evidence that young people are more than ready to take the initiative, sometimes they simply need the tools to do so.