About US

Learn more about our approach, team, alumni, and supporters who make our work possible.

OUR Mission and Vision

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.

Annual Report 2023

Youth Communication Amplifies Youth Voice for Benefit of Teens and Youth-Serving Adults

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.

The YC Result

Healthier, happier teens AND teachers and youth-serving adults who are better equipped to connect form meaningful connections with teens.

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Our Supporters

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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. See statements and forms below.