We’Ced Youth Media

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  • Stipend/Gift Card
  • School Credit
  • Community Service/Volunteer Hours
  • Authorship on Publications/Letters to the Editor
  • 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.

Interested in joining?

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

Navigating Polyamorous Relationships

Xeffrei Champion | March 20, 2023
Community, Identity, Mental Health
When I hear people talk about polyamorous relationships, I hear a lot about “rules”. Oftentimes people will discuss the types…

COVID-19 and ‘I am Legend’ Movie reflection

Damon Ramirez | March 9, 2023
Movie Recap  It’s the year 2020 and we are not allowed to go outside or make any physical contact with…

Mercedians Call for More Public Water Stations

Xeffrei Champion | January 31, 2023
Community, Health
As heat waves become a regular occurrence in the summer months, there is more of a need for community water…

Merced 2022 Winter Solstice

Minnie Prado | January 31, 2023
In December, Merced held its second Winter Solstice Ceremony.

Fue Xiong Wants to Build a Better Merced

Daniel Garibay | January 24, 2023
Program Coordinator Daniel Garibay interviews new Merced City Councilmember Fue Xiong, who was recently elected to represent District 6.

How to Access YLI Merced’s LGBTQQIA2 Library

Jen Ramos Eisen | December 20, 2022
LGBTQQIA2-Libray Our team at YLI has built a resourceful library for LGBTQ+ youth and allies! The library is available for…