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YR Media

By Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

News and much more from talented, diverse kid journalists.

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Articles and videos made by kids and Youth Radio staff are engaging and fresh, like the dispatches from a young protestor caught up in Iran's post-election violence and a 15-year-old's account of his dad being taken away by immigration authorities. Youth Radio is a learning platform that teaches underserved kids in Oakland, Calif., about media production. Their education benefits listeners, who get to learn from the viewpoints and insights they bring to each story. The Arts Lab demonstrates varied forms of expression. Kids may be inspired to share their own stories after seeing the cool kids of Youth Radio share their stories and expose their vulnerabilities.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : presenting to others, speaking, storytelling, writing, writing clearly, Social Studies : citizenship, cultural understanding, events, global awareness, Arts : script writing
  • Genre: Civic Engagement
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: December 6, 2019

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