The kNOw Weighs In: What Are You Afraid Of?

Editor’s Note: Young people are no strangers to fear, from age-old fears such as failing or disappointing their loved ones, to fears unique to our current historical moment. We asked our reporters to think about their deepest fears and share them.

This act of sharing is meant to do two things. The naming of the fears shows us what we are working against and the sharing of fears shows us that we are not alone.

As you read our reporter’s greatest fears, think about the way that naming and sharing your fears can be useful in your own life.











The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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