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KQED Youth Takeover Week is coming April 22-26, 2024!

Scroll down to the showcase to see stories from all 6 years of Youth Takeover.
Each year, Bay Area youth take over programs like Perspectives, Forum, KQED LIVE and Bay Curious and have their say about the issues affecting their lives.

Last year for Youth Takeover Week 2003, the Youth Media team worked with nearly 400 students in 16 classrooms across all 9 Bay Area counties, empowering them to create stories reflecting their experiences and those of their communities.

Get Involved
* Watch and Share youth stories featured below!
* Educators: San Francisco Bay Area teachers can find out more about our Youth Takeover classroom program and KQED Youth Advisory Board. Teachers outside the Bay Area can incorporate the Youth Takeover curriculum into your classroom through the KQED Youth Media Challenge


Carmen Corona: An Inherited Dream


Alya Cogur: Ballet


Emily Au: The Ao Dai and Me


Caleb Monteiro: The Case of the Missing Laundry Key


Diego Moreno Espinoza: Life Through a Lens


Simone Green: The Value of Queer Art


Otto Danielson: Making Money as a Teenager

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A composite image of the three teens who collaborated with the Above the Noise team to create a video about the impact of social media on social conformity.
Youth Takeover

Teens Weigh In On Social Media and Conformity