April 13, 2022 | Partner Showcases

Partner Showcase: Youthcast Media Group (fka Urban Health Media Project)

Submission by Pooja Singh

We train young people to harness the power of their voices as journalists to create multimedia content on health and social issues in their communities

Who we are and what we do

About Us

Youthcast Media Group (YMG), formerly known as Urban Health Media Project, trains high school students from under-resourced communities to report, write, and broadcast stories about health and social issues and solutions that affect their neighborhoods and cities.

YMG’s vision is for health journalists to reflect the diversity of the communities they live in, empowering people through media to make informed decisions about their lives.

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Students' Stories

For one little girl, sexual assaults changed her life until she took control. Now she’s a successful public defender.
Published in The DC Line
"On the day my grandmother caught him fondling me, I was wearing my favorite pink cotton dress. Now pink is a trigger for me." Read more...

Even before COVID, LGBTQ+ youth faced a high risk of homelessness. The pandemic only made things worse...
Published in The Washington Blade
If you have a loved one who is spiraling due to addiction, we can help you arrange an intervention to help them. Read more...

Peer support groups bolster teen mental wellness in Maryland high schools
Published in The AFRO
On a fall day outside Francis Scott Key High School in Carroll County, Md., a circle of chairs was arranged in the grass, where about 50 members of Sources of Strength took turns trading truths and seats. Read more...

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Therapy Thursday!

Every month, YMG hosts Instagram Live panel discussions on different mental health topics. The panel includes mental health experts and people with lived experience. We've covered domestic violence, foster care, pros and cons of medication and more.

Panelists discuss the process of criminalizing mental illness, and the effects of incarceration on mental health. Ft. Michael Lacey, William Hasan and Shawanna Vaughn of Silent Cry.

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