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KQED Youth Media Challenge

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

Youth Takeover

Hear student-produced stories on many of KQED’s most popular programs like Perspectives, The California Report, Forum, The Bay and more. Browse Youth Takeover stories and find out how to participate if you are a Bay Area teacher.
Applications now open for the 2024-25 Youth Takeover cohort! 

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 now open for the 2024-25 Youth Advisory Board! 

Above the Noise

Above the Noise is an Emmy Award winning YouTube series for secondary students. Each episode cuts through the hype and dives deep into the research behind the issues affecting their daily lives—then encourages them to draw their own informed conclusions.

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.

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