We’Ced Youth Media

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  • School Credit
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  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Grant/Scholarship

We’Ced Youth Media equips young people with media and storytelling skills to uplift their stories and the stories of their communities and amplifies youth voice through media partnerships and encourages civic engagement through community health reporting.

We’Ced launched in 2011 and produces annual print publications distributed by The Merced Sun Star, produces web content on a weekly basis, runs a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account with relevant youth content and produces multimedia stories.

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We ‘Ced recruits yearly starting with an orientation. We ‘Ced Youth Media welcomes young people ages 11-21 in Merced. Young people get the opportunity to take part in media advocacy, learn media/leadership skills, and receive stipends for projects.

Latest Stories from We’Ced Youth Media

A Need for Transportation

Minnie Prado | November 30, 2022
Community, Safety, Transportation
Youth reporter Minnie Prado expresses her opinions on the need for more, and safer, public transportation.

Merced City Council Candidates Attend Youth-Led Candidate Forum

Xeffrei Champion | November 1, 2022
On Oct. 5 at Tenaya Middle School, a youth-led forum was held by the Young Revolutionary Front, a Youth Leadership…

An Untitled Collection

Xeffrei Champion | October 28, 2022
Mental Health
Youth reporter Xeffrei Champion shares a collection of poems for National Suicide Prevention Month.

Merced Pride Center Aims to Create Support and Resources Within Community

Jen Ramos Eisen | September 30, 2022
Community, LGBTQ
The Merced Pride Center holds various support groups for the LGBTQIA+/2S community in the county.

California Attorney General Visits With Merced Community Leaders

Malachi Sanchez | September 28, 2022
Community, Safety
We’Ced youth reporter Malachi Sanchez attended a community meeting with California Attorney General Rob Bonta and these are his takeaways…

Zine: An Introduction to the Complexities of Queerness

We'Ced | September 21, 2022
Identity, LGBTQ
Queerness is complex! Here’s an introduction to what that means.