What affects your decision to go to college?

The kNOw stumbled upon several pieces of media that question whether investing in college education is justified. Below, we’ve linked pieces from one of our own youth,  Newsweek and CollegeatHome (a website that promotes online degree programs), all state their claim that there may be several things to think about before deciding to invest in higher education. Do these views accurately depict the factors you consider when deciding to attend college? Please take our poll, located in the sidebar, and comment on your experience since graduating college or as you plan to attend.

In,Is College Worth The Money?” Denise Yang- The kNOw Youth Media, describes why she values a college education.

As seniors get used to their last year of high school, counselors begin inviting guest speakers from different colleges to motivate students, but this seems inadequate in guaranteeing a higher high school to college transition rate.  [box_dark]

 Living at Home by CollegeAtHome.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

This infographic provides some statistics for college graduate statistics. It was produced by College@Home, a website that promotes online degree programs. 


Video courtesy of : Newsweek

Is college a bum deal? Megan McArdle talks about the diminishing value—for some—of a college degree.[/box_dark]

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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