PhotoVoice Of My Community By Kevis

Photographs of my community. A Photovoice project for the Fresno BHC (Building Healthy Communities) Initiative of The California Endowment.

Boarded House 
In this picture, I see a boarded up house. It’s a cold fact we have to face when our houses gets boarded up. I believe this is a problem and a strength at the same time. I think the City uses boarded houses as an example to keep people from doing bad things in their houses. There isn’t really anything we can do but make sure we aren’t doing bad things in our houses.

Tagged-Up Stop Sign 
In this picture, I see a tagged up stop sign. We go outside everyday and look at graffiti like it is a normal part of the world. In other words, we look right over them! It is a problem because it marks the areas that are bad for us to go in. We should be able to go anywhere we want. We should set cameras up and have more patrol units around these heavily tagged areas.

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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