Drought Demands Water Savings

Editor’s Note: The kNOw has been keeping our eye on the California drought and many of our youth have been changing their habits to save water. We decided to share some easy ways for young people to begin saving water. 

“Instead of wasting leftover water from our water bottles, we use it to water our plants.” – Aqueela Starks, 16
“In order to help preserve water, I have been turning off the water frequently and utilizing it only when needed. For example, I turn off the water every time I brush my teeth.” – Alyssa Valdivia, 16
“Letting the lawn becoming a desert is the last thing we want for our house, but what do what can to save water.” – Peng Yang, 16
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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