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Youth Takeover

Hear student-produced stories on KQED’s most popular programs like Perspectives, The California Report, Forum, The Bay and more during our annual event to highlight student voice. Applications for the 2021-2022 Youth Takeover Teacher Cohort are open now!

Youth Advisory Board

The KQED Youth Advisory Board is a group of Bay Area teens who support our youth media efforts while learning about different career paths in public media. Applications for the 2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board are open now!

KQED Youth Media Challenges

Empower student voice and choices through media-making for publication on our national platform. Join a Youth Media Challenge to engage student voice. Challenges are open year-round to middle and high school students across the U.S.

Above the Noise

Above the Noise is a YouTube series made by and for teens. Each episode cuts through the hype and dives deep into the research behind the issues affecting their daily lives--then encourages viewers to draw their own informed conclusions. 

KQED Learn

KQED Learn is a free, flexible platform for middle and high school students to practice civil discourse, media literacy and media-making.

Get Started with Youth Media

We've selected some of the best videos, discussions and media to get you started with incorporating youth media and media-making in your classroom.

PBS Learning Media 

Bring the world to your classroom. KQED and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for teachers like you.

Have any questions? Visit the KQED Learn Help Center or Email the Youth Media team at