The kNOw youth travel to Sacramento to represent Boys and Men of Color

Today, Miguel Bibanco, Quamir Lindsay, and  Kevin Shelton of The kNOw Youth Media, are at the California State Capitol. They’re representing Boys and Men of Color specifically from the Central Valley- Fresno to state legislators. They’ll be specifically addressing the obstacles for Boys and Men of Color in their struggle to reach success.  We thank The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and Health Happens Here for allowing the youth of The kNOw to share youth voice at the state level.

Here are a few photos of our youth from the event:

Speaking with Assemblymember Conway-

Here we are with Assemblyman Alejo from Salinas-

View this video to see work from Alliance for Boys and Men of Color:

Watch this video from Fresno’s BMOC hearing on April 13:

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Alliance for Boys and Men of Color-@AllianceforBMOC 

We Ced Youth Media-@WeCedYouthMedia

Health Happens Here- @CalEndow_HERE

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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