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

Protesting takes a new form in Merced

Efrain Gutierrez | July 31, 2020
Community, Education, Environment, Family, Health, Immigration, Merced, Politics, Safety
  Merced, California- On July 13, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a second shutdown for the state of California. Since then,…

Merced’s Momentum into a Safe Place

Efrain Gutierrez | June 29, 2020
Community, Education, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Merced, Uncategorized
Merced, Calif.-  Pride month is upon us, a month of celebration for one’s self-expression for the LGBTQ+ community. Among these…

National Poetry Month Weigh in

We'Ced | April 30, 2020
Community, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Family, Health, Identity, Mental Health, Merced, Poetry, spoken word, Stories
As National Poetry Month comes to a close, read below submissions from We ‘Ced youth.   If you could write…

Walk for Violence

Jen Ramos | April 22, 2020
Community, Environment, Family, Health, Incarceration, Mental Health, Merced, Multimedia, Politics, Safety, Stories
  The city of Merced’s Annual Walk for Violence, run by Gloria Aguirre, mother of Benito Aguirre Jr., a victim…

Local clothing and design shop hosts art show at Merced Mall

Jen Ramos | August 29, 2019
Community, Multimedia, Video
Over the past weekend, Strangers Stop-N-Shop held their annual art show, but this time at the Merced Mall instead of…