A pathway that reveals opportunity
Held in by metallic borders
A glimmer, a shimmer, and a shine
I see myself and everything else

A way out, but here,
There’s no way in

Be careful not to touch its fragile
It was sand some time ago
If you look far enough in the distance
Maybe you can see where it once was

In the foreground, there are things you can’t reach
Liquid amber, pine, palm, and cypress
Peeking over rooftops

There’s a way out, but
There’s no way in

This delicate prison –
Only loves by embracing the sky, for miles and miles
Encasing the clouds,
And embracing time
In an effortless still

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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