Youth Advisory Board

2016-2017 Youth Advisory Board, Top L-R: Tariq, Cooper, Asia, Julie, Orion, Gabriel; Middle: Crystal, Cami, Divya, Raquel; Bottom: Eunice, Chanelle (staff), Gillian

Are you a high school student who likes sharing your opinion? Do you believe in the power of media to educate and empower? Then join KQED Learning’s Youth Advisory Board!

Applications for the 2017–2018 school year open on Tuesday, August 15.

Do you want to be alerted when our next round of applications opens? Sign up for Youth Advisory Board email notifications.

What is it?

KQED is a public media organization that delivers important news and stories to Northern California on TV, radio and the Web. We also create interactive tools and content to help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms. And we want to hear from you.

We want teen voices to help us better serve young people with meaningful media content in and out of the classroom. You can expect to:

  • Hear pitches from KQED staff on new products and media // Questions like, what do you think of our new online platform for students? What topics are interesting to you?
  • Provide feedback on current and future KQED media and education tools // Here’s a new product we’re launching. What works and what doesn’t? How would you design it?
  • Produce an episode of KQED Learning’s hit new YouTube series, Above the Noise // Pitch, write, shoot and produce an episode as a team that will debut on the Above the Noise YouTube channel.

Your ideas and opinions will make an impact on KQED’s work, which is seen and heard nationwide.

Who are we looking for?

All high school student voices are welcome! You can be someone who enjoys using media and following interesting content, or someone who makes media yourself. We love creative thinkers; people who don’t necessarily fit in a box; those who can represent non-mainstream, underrepresented voices; and anyone who’s curious and excited about all kinds of media—social media, video, podcasts, blogs and more.

Whether you’re outgoing or on the shy side, being comfortable working in a group and a willingness to share your opinion is essential (and we’ll provide the tools and support to do that!).

Meet members of the 2016–2017 Youth Advisory Board!

Why get involved?

Youth Advisory Board members gain valuable leadership and communication skills, go behind the scenes of the media making process, and get exposure to different career paths in media. It’s a great opportunity to build community with other Bay Area teens, learn more about media making, and use your voice to help KQED provide better programming to students and the KQED audience as a whole.

Requirements

  • A high school student in grades 9-12.
  • An interest in media or media production and/or at least one of our key areas of interest: News, Arts, Science, Education.
  • An interest in advising and giving input on various KQED programs, products and initiatives.
  • Able to attend after-school meetings every other week at KQED in San Francisco.
  • Complete a one-year term. (For non-seniors, members are eligible to serve up to two years.)

When is it?

The Youth Advisory Board meets every other Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm during the school year (October to May).

Where is it?

KQED is located at 2601 Mariposa Street, in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Compensation

Youth Advisory Board members receive a $400 Visa gift card for their participation. Plus, yummy snacks during meetings.

Transportation funds are available for those who may have challenges with traveling to and from meetings.

There’s also an opportunity to apply for a part-time, paid internship after completing the Youth Advisory Board term, which would look great on your resume or college application.

Stay in touch

Do you want to be alerted when our next round of applications opens? Sign up for Youth Advisory Board email notifications.

Youth Advisory Board 1 June,2017Youth Media Team

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