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

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…

Reimagine Justice Merced: A Conversation with Common

Stephanie Gurtel | October 24, 2018
Community, Education, Incarceration
We’Ced Youth Media reporters Stephanie Gurtel and Victor Seguin sat down with Common during his stop in Merced, Calif. on…

Worsening Central Valley air quality affects many with breathing difficulties

April Navarrete | August 27, 2018
Community, Environment
Health Career Connection intern April Navarrete takes a look at the causes and effects of the Central Valley air quality…

Advocating at the State Capital – Youth Power Summit 2018

Stephanie Gurtel | August 17, 2018
Community, Education, Health, Identity, Incarceration, Politics, School
Reporter Stephanie Gurtel shares a photo essay from her time at the 2018 Youth Power Summit in Davis and Sacramento,…