We change and don’t even know it
The way we walk or talk changes…
On its own without sending a notice
We are not the same people anymore
We need to take the time to sit,
Think and just own up to it
And if we are not the people we want to be
Change it
And if you didn’t know this is the right way to do it
Some of us are broken and we don’t even know it
The way we lash out at people shows it
Then we wonder why we did it…
Some of us are lost and we don’t even know it
Stuck trying to figure out what we are going to do with our lives
Dropping out of school, when education is the key to success…
Some of us are haterz and we don’t even know it
Always having something negative to say about someone and
Never can be happy for someone else other than ourselves
Some of us have lost our individuality and don’t even know it
We are too busy trying to fit in with others…
So busy wanting what our friends want and
Cant even separate what we want for ourselves
Some of us are hurting inside and don’t even know it
We probably wonder why we cling to division
And when we do this
The relationship doesn’t last because there is no unity
Some of us are jealous and we don’t even know it
What are we gaining by talking about and making fun of people?
What are we proving?
I found myself in a few of these categories
These thoughts took me back to who I used to be
Someone I will never be again…I’m changing!

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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