At 16, Danielle was struggling and about to drop out of school. But after discovering her passion at Youth Beat, she got back on track-- graduating high school, going to college and landing a job as a Youth Beat producer.
Growing up in Oakland can be tough. Like many of his peers, Alex has lost loved ones to gun violence in his neighborhood. But at Youth Beat, Alex found a safe space where he could learn new skills, be creative, and feel good about himself.
After moving to Oakland in her junior year, Cheyenne was struggling with her anxiety and depression. At Youth Beat, she has found a supportive environment to express herself and a platform to educate her peers about mental health.