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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 The California Report Magazine, Perspectives, Forum, Bay Curious, Rightnowish and other programs during Youth Takeover Week.

KQED Youth Takeover features student-produced content from the nine Bay Area counties --  Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma and Solano. This year's Youth Takeover ran from April 25 to April 29, 2022. Below, you'll find pieces from all Youth Takeover cohorts.

Calling all teachers!
- Bay Area teacher interested in participating next year? Head to the program page to apply.
- Are you a teacher outside of the Bay Area? You can participate in Youth Media Challenges!

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Perspectives

Steven Buks: Touchdown

Perspectives

Tiya Birru: My Grades or My Life

Perspectives

Giovanni Barron: It Starts With a Single Shot

Perspectives

Audrey La Jeunesse: Unpacking Social Media Activism

Perspectives

Mateo Berger: Meeting My Birth Mother

Perspectives

Gillian Reynolds: Exceptionally Unexceptional

Perspectives

Anna Yang: I Can't Read

Perspectives

Nina Thompson: Navigating Politics as a Teen

Perspectives

Shreya Anand: Underrepresented in STEM

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