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Youth Communication (YC) amplifies youth stories and empowers young people to achieve their personal and academic goals. We are committed to teens of color and other young adults whose voices need to be heard.
Our curricula and professional development – uniquely based on original true stories by YC teens – enable schools and other youth-serving organizations to create supportive, culturally responsive learning communities.
Our two-tiered approach offers teens a platform to share their personal story for the benefit of their peers. They work with professional editors, and their stories are published and distributed widely. Next, these unique stories, highlighting the authentic experiences of youth, are incorporated into YC’s literacy-rich training model and curricula, which helps teachers, after-school workers, counselors and other youth-serving professionals build relationships with their students and foster supportive learning environments.
Healthier, happier teens AND teachers and youth-serving adults who are better equipped to connect form meaningful connections with teens.
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Youth Communication is supported by local and national organizations, including:
The Pinkerton Foundation
New York Life Foundation
Child Welfare Fund
The Charles Hayden Foundation
Ira DeCamp Foundation
Redlich Horwitz Foundation
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Youth Communication is committed to transparency. Below you will find our audited financial statements and IRS Form 990 for the past three years.