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.