We’Ced Youth Media

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 content.

Latest Stories from We’Ced Youth Media

Youth advocates hope for sports program vouchers in Merced

Jen Ramos | April 3, 2019
Members of Rise and Lift advocate for a sports voucher program so that youth from low income families could access…

No Wrong Way to Be Human

Aaliyah Jensen | March 19, 2019
Community, Education, Identity, LGBTQ, Safety
Youth reporter Aaliyah Jensen advocates for more trans inclusion and tolerance in school.

Believing in Myself

Karina Vivas | February 7, 2019
Community, Environment, Family, Identity, Mental Health, Poetry, Safety, School, Stories, Uncategorized
Friendships have the potential to impact our wellness positively or negatively. How do you cope when a companion is no…

A new home called frostbite

We'Ced | January 7, 2019
Community, Food, Health, Mental Health, Poetry, Safety, substance abuse
  According to the Merced City and County Continuum of Care, the City of Merced homeless count dropped very slightly from…

We’Ced Weighs in on the Migrant Caravan

We'Ced | November 29, 2018
Community, Family, Health, Immigration
The We’Ced Youth Media cohort weighs in on the migrant caravan from Central America trying to seek asylum in the…

Youth lead forum with candidates for California Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jen Ramos | November 2, 2018
Education, Politics, School
At the Youth Power Summit in Aug. 2018, youth lead a forum with the top two candidates for California Superintendent…