I can learn quick
By just looking at
The directions given
Trust me, I’m a pro
I hardly make mistakes
I can do what you want me
To, process, store info,
Yet with just a click here
And there
I’m back to the babbling stages
Getting ready to learn my ABCs.


Since Your Love
You cast the sunshine over
The darkness that filled me

The sunshine isn’t bright and
Joyful but hits me deeply

It penetrates into my heart
And shows me how
Beautiful our future can be.

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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