WeCed Youth Media

Merced and its surrounding areas have always had a vibrant population of young people. Unfortunately, too often there is a disconnect between generations that can lead to misunderstandings and a lack of communication. WeCed's aim through its program and publication is to highlight and empower youth to tell their stories and that of their communities, while providing them with the guidance and skill-building necessary to foster the development of their strongest possible voice.

Posts by WeCed Youth Media:

Youth Speak Out on Food Stamps Cuts

Nov. 13, 2013 / By
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New America Media, First Person, We’Ced staff

Editor’s Note: In 2009, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – commonly known as food stamps — by 13.6 percent, as a way to bring relief to struggling Americans during the economic recession...

Youth Led Candidate Forum a First for Merced

Nov. 1, 2013 / By

by We’Ced Youth Media 

Nearly 100 people gathered at Tenaya Middle School on the evening of October 22nd for a city council candidate forum.  ..

Partying In Merced: The Thin Line Between Fun And Disaster

Oct. 7, 2013 / By

By Alyssa Castro

As I walk into a random house I’m greeted by smiling faces. All around me are friends, united in a common purpose — to have a good time, by any means necessary...

Merced LGBT Health Forum: Youth Responses

Sep. 4, 2013 / By


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by We’Ced Youth

Editor’s Note: On August 8th, We’Ced Youth Media attended Merced’s first LGBT Health Forum held at the Italo-American Lodge on Main Street...

I Am From: Boys And Girls Pre-Teens Share Through Poetry

Aug. 21, 2013 / By


by B&GC Summer Youth

Editor’s Note: We’Ced Youth Media spent the summer conducting weekly writing circles with over two dozen pre-teens at Merced’s Boys and Girls Club’s Summer Camp...

CalGang Database: Should You Know If You’re Labeled?

Jul. 8, 2013 / By
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by We’Ced Youth Media

Editor’s Note: CalGang is a non-public database that started as a way to help Los Angeles law enforcement keep track of gang members and affiliates...

DOMA: Youth Weigh In On Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision

Jul. 3, 2013 / By
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by We’Ced Youth Media

Editor’s Note: Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly struck down the Defense of Marriage Act...

Death to Molly: Youth React to Rapper’s Anti-Drug Stance

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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by We’Ced Youth Media

Editor’s Note: Kendrick Lamar, a young rapper from Compton, CA, recently broke into the mainstream with his critically and commercially successful debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d..

Merced Youth Reconnect Through Oral History Project

May. 17, 2013 / By
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by Deborah Juarez

On February 28, 2013 Merced High School showcased an Oral History Project; students interviewing family or friends, capturing their history...

School Buses Partially Reinstated

Apr. 19, 2013 / By
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photo courtesy of Merced Sun-Star’s Bea Ahbec

Late last year, Merced High School Districts bus routes were cut to students that lived within five miles of their respective high schools...

Valley PBS: Youth Leadership

Mar. 24, 2013 / By
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Watch Youth Leadership on PBS. See more from Kids Count.

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African-American Women’s Health Forum

Mar. 8, 2013 / By
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by Alyssa Castro, We’Ced Youth Media

On February 2nd, 2013 I attended the African American Women’s Health Forum in Merced...