Youth Advisory BoardYouth Advisory Board

KQED’s Youth Advisory Board convenes high school students from across the San Francisco Bay Area to provide feedback for KQED’s content and services and contribute their voices to our coverage. 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 their peers with meaningful media content in and out of the classroom. 

The YAB meets every other Tuesday from 4:30-6pm to share their feedback and ideas to KQED staff seeking a youth perspective on their work. Members have the opportunity to build collaboration skills, a media portfolio, and a network of peers and public media professionals. Out of an abundance of caution, all meetings during the 2020-2021 school year will be held online via Zoom.

Throughout the year, YAB members can expect to....

  • Advise on topics and production of KQED's award-winning YouTube series, Above the Noise.
  • Help produce stories and on-air segments for the Youth Takeover.
  • Offer feedback on different KQED programs and services.
  • Contribute to media projects and

Since Fall 2016, Youth Advisory Board members have directly impacted KQED's Education services and tools as well as the greater 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

Join us!

The application for the 2020-2021 cohort is open to all Bay Area high school students. For more details, please read the current eligibility and participation requirements. The deadline to apply is September 21.

Apply here!

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