MATCH (Media Advocates Transforming Community Health)
It's a six-month (with stipend) training and employment program for young people in high school (ages 14-18) who have had encounters with the juvenile justice system. MATCH students participate in Youth Radio's flagship training classes that provide students with an introduction to radio broadcast, music production, photography, and online media.
HOW IT WORKS: During the first three months, students produce a live, weekly radio show. In the second three months, students specialize in one media concentration and develop a portfolio of work. In addition, students attend supplemental training days that focus on professional development, pre-employment, and life skills. After six months of training, students are eligible to apply for paid internships throughout the organization in all media concentrations.