I was there for you when you needed me most.
I was there for you when the world turned upside down and
Our lives fell apart.
I was there for you when you ran away and
Got in trouble with the cops.
I was there for you at every court hearing,
In person and in spirit.
I will always be there for you
Cause that’s a sister’s bond.
I know how you feel locked up with no freedom.
All alone.
But you’re really not, it just feels that way.
You’re locked up behind those bars
And I’m locked up inside myself,
Hiding from the world.
My world is my cell.
That’s a sister’s bond.
You’re finding yourself while I’m losing myself.
When you’re down, I will pick you up.
When I’m down, you pick me up.
We’ll always be there, no matter what happens.
That’s a sister’s bond.

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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