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

Students feel misled by school board about graduation cap decorations

Jen Ramos | May 30, 2019
Community, Education, Identity, Merced, Politics, Safety, School, Uncategorized
  Students from multiple Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) schools gathered at Merced High School on May 8 to…

My weekend at a Queer and Trans Youth Summit

Chase Bertotto | May 10, 2019
Community, Education, Entertainment, Health, Identity, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Merced, Poetry, Safety, spoke word, Stories
The Queer & Trans Youth Leadership Summit (QT Summit) is a 3-day youth leadership development opportunity for LGBTQIA+ youth ages…


Steven Rice | May 8, 2019
Community, Education, Environment, Family, Identity, Poetry, spoke word, Stories
Youth reporter Steven Rice’s poem on race and overcoming adversities.

The Activist for Change: A Profile on Vajra Watson

Rachel Livinal | May 8, 2019
Community, Education, Family, Identity, Politics, School, Stories
Upon the life and history of Dr. Vajra Watson, one word comes into play: a hustler. But although hustler is…

Merced Denim Day

Jen Ramos | May 7, 2019
Community, Safety
Girls and Womyn of Color organized a Denim Day demonstration in Downtown Merced.

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…