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Teens have a lot to say about our constantly changing world. Throughout the school year, our 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 KQED News, The California Report, Forum, Science, The Bay, KQED Newsroom, Bay Curious, and other programs during Youth Takeover Week.

Below you'll find student-produced content from this year's participating classrooms, as well as featured stories from previous Youth Takeover cohorts.

Teachers! Learn more about incorporating Youth Takeover curriculum into your classroom by visiting our resource page.


High School Students on Life and School While Sheltering in Place


Rebroadcast: High School Locks Up Cell Phones Hoping For More Attentive, Less Isolated Students


Youth Takeover: Daveyon Thomas on Making a Difference

Youth Takeover

Two Bay Area Teens on Figuring Out Gender Identity — and High School — Together

Youth Takeover

What Do You Do When Your Best Friend Is Pregnant at 15?

The California Report

'I'm Always Tired.' Navigating High School on Barely any Sleep

Youth Takeover

No, You Don't Have to Talk to That Stranger at Your Local Coffee Shop to Be Polite

KQED Newsroom

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Measles Cases Spike, KQED’s “Youth Takeover”

Youth Takeover

Living in Two Worlds, Eating in One: Growing Up in a Multicultural Kitchen