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Support LA Youth Newspaper

    1. Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás
    2. Petition by

      Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás

      Los Angeles, CA

Taken from LAYouth.com
To keep providing a truly independent voice for teens, L.A. Youth Newspaper needs your generous support RIGHT NOW. We have to raise $500,000 by May 15 or L.A. Youth will shut down after the current school year. The heartbreaking thing about L.A. Youth facing closure is that what we do has never been more important. School budgets are getting slashed, teachers are spending more out of pocket just for the basics in their overcrowded classrooms and extracurricular programs like journalism and school newspapers are disappearing like dinosaurs. So our ability to provide L.A. Youth newspaper as a free resource for teachers in Los Angeles County six times a year and help thousands of students every year become better writers, engaged citizens and critical thinkers is invaluable.

LA Youth began as a small, upstart publication produced at a kitchen table to an established non-profit with five full-time adult staff and more than 80+ teen staff members. A long list of funders and individual donors have supported our coverage of such tough issues as juvenile justice, foster care and sexuality. In addition to bringing these important topics to an audience of 350,000 youth in Los Angeles County through our newspaper and website L.A. Youth has been written up and had articles reprinted in other media from the Los Angeles Times to NPR.

L.A. Youth is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. LA Youth receives $50,000 from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Fndn!

      Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás
      Petition Organizer

      LA Youth continues to receive support funding locally and nationwide. This week the organization receives a $50,000 grant from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation in Oklahoma as well as a $5,000 donation from Warner Bros.

      Be sure to make the summer luncheon this Saturday, August 11, 1 - 3 pm. Come meet the teens, alums and donors.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. We have an angel donor!

      Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás
      Petition Organizer

      Friday L.A. Youth received $150,000 from an individual who had heard Donna's interview on KPCC. The interview also prompted another individual to send $5,000. As of now L.A. Youth and its supporters have raised $187,000, which is enough to keep the organization going while we continue to fundraise! Thank you all for your amazing support.

    4. L.A. Youth alumna Ambar Espinoza makes support video

      Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás
      Petition Organizer

      L.A. Youth backers continue to show their support through videos, blogging, tweeting, and other media outlets. Show your support by filming your own short video, collection of photos, or any other medium that we can petition to generate awareness.

      If we reach $250K by May 16th L.A. Youth will be at a good position to secure matching funds through donations and pledges from foundations.

      Let's keep it going!

    5. Reached 25 signatures
    6. New Fundraising goal - $250K by May 16th

      Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás
      Petition Organizer

      If we reach $250K by May 16 L.A. Youth can take the donations and pledges to several foundations to request matching funds. Let's ramp up the campaign!

    7. L.A. Youth alum Shaggy Bajrami makes support video

      Hassan Del Campo-Nicholás
      Petition Organizer

      L.A. Youth alum continue to show support through videos, blogging, tweeting, and other media outlets. Show your support by filming your own short video or tweeting this petition to your contacts.

    8. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Arthur Morris COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up in Los Angeles and had friends who contributed to the paper. It's an invaluable resource.

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    • Sara Hahn NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      LA Youth was an amazing opportunity for me to find my voice as a writer and grow as a journalist.

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    • Brenda Frantz CALDONIA, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Best of all in your trail blazing a real newspaper and a real target group of readers!

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    • frank sotomayor GLENDALE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      LAYouth is too important to meet its demise. Support our youth by supporting LAYouth!

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