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Teens have a lot to say about our constantly changing world. Throughout the school year, our Youth Media team works with select Bay Area high schools to help students produce stories reflecting their experiences and those of their communities. Each spring, we feature their stories on Perspectives, The California Report, Forum, Science, The Bay, KQED Newsroom, Bay Curious and other programs during Youth Takeover Week.
KQED Youth Takeover is an annual event in which KQED broadcasts student-produced content from nine Bay Area counties -- Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, and Solano. The broadcast of this year's Youth Takeover will run from April 25 to April 29, 2022. Below you'll find student-produced content from last year's participating classrooms, as well as featured stories from previous Youth Takeover cohorts.
Calling All Teachers! If you are outside the Bay Area, you can still incorporate Youth Takeover curriculum into your classroom by participating in a KQED Youth Media Challenge. Choose from seven standards-aligned, media-making projects for subject areas from STEM to ELA. All student submissions are published on the Challenge Showcase, and some may be selected for broadcast.
Learn more about joining KQED’s hands-on Youth Takeover classroom cohort program!
Teachers! Learn more about incorporating Youth Takeover curriculum into your classroom by visiting KQED Learn's Youth Media Challenges