There are 3 billion young people around the world, each with their own story. The words we all use to describe youth should focus on their assets and humanity—centering on the wholeness of the individual. But media outlets big and small often forgo well-rounded representations of young people in favor of descriptions that dehumanize and criminalize.
Watch this video about our youth-led campaign “We Are Not At-Risk,” which focuses on transforming the stories that media tell about young people. Then, take the pledge to adopt our framework for telling stories about youth.