Youth Advisory BoardYouth Advisory Board

KQED’s Youth Advisory Board is a group of high school students from across the San Francisco Bay Area who provide feedback for KQED’s content and products. As creators of interactive tools and content to help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, we work with teens to help us better serve young people with meaningful media content in and out of the classroom. 

For the 2019-2020 school year our Youth Advisory Board will only be open to students participating in the Youth Takeover. In monthly, after-school meetings, this is an opportunity for Bay Area high school students to step into a leadership role in the project, gain experience collaborating with students from other schools, and continue to provide feedback on other KQED content and services.  

Key YAB responsibilities include....

  • Help produce stories and on-air segments for the Youth Takeover.
  • Advise on topics and production of KQED's award-winning YouTube series, Above the Noise.
  • Offer feedback on different KQED programs and services.
  • Attend community events and serve as youth ambassadors in the community.

Since Fall 2016, contributions from the Youth Advisory Board have directly impacted KQED's Education services and tools as well as the greater KQED community. Their feedback shaped the look and feel of our YouTube series, Above the Noise, and members have represented the YAB at public events, conferences, and even on KQED's airwaves!

Meet past members!
2019-2020 Youth Advisory Board
2018-2019 Youth Advisory Board
2017–2018 Youth Advisory Board
2016–2017 Youth Advisory Board

How to Get Involved

Want to learn more about how to get involved? Read the current eligibility and participation requirements.

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