YO! Youth Outlook is an award-winning literary journal of youth life in the Bay Area. Featuring in-depth reporting pieces and first-person essays, comic strips and poetry pages, YO! is the communication outlet for youth who feel their voice and visions need to be seen and heard. YO! is a bridge to the world of youth expression.
YO! chronicles the world through the eyes and voice of young people - between the ages of 14 and 25. From reporting pieces on Palestinian American youth in the Bay Area to interviews with gospel hip hop bands; from photo essays by homeless youth to journal entries from temp workers in Silicon Valley, YO! offers a unique window into California's youth subcultures.
YO! has a national distribution of 25,000 magazines printed monthly (10 times a year through the school season), a local access monthly TV show -- YO!TV, numerous partnerships with local and national radio broadcasts and an annual expo of youth communicators - from graffiti artists to filmmakers to incarcerated youth. YO! stories also run nationally and internationally over the Pacific News Service wire.
Who we are!
- Angelika Gomez
- Photographer, writer and outreach coordinator.
- Ann Bassette
- Staff writer and video producer. Student at San Francisco State University.
- Eming Piansay
- Intern and student at Washington High School in San Francisco, CA.
- Josué Rojas
- Artist, is trying to adapt to the fact that what he's standing on keeps moving.
- Min Lee
- Producer, YO!TV. Seeks thick female who enjoys romantic walks in the alley.
- Neela Banerjee
- Managing Editor.
- Roy E. Hodgson
- Staff writer and photographer.
- Russell Morse
- Associate Editor.
- Swan Grae
- Emcee, student & writer.
- Ryan Furtado
- Underwater spelunker and staff photographer.
The Pacific News Service Youth Communications Team is supported by:
California Arts Council, California Wellness Foundation, Christensen Fund, Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, ZeroDivide, Compton Foundation, Creative Work Fund, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Morris Stulsaft Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, Open Society Institute, Overbrook Foundation, Peninsula Community Foundation, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Foundation, Shinnyo-en Foundation, W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Stone Circles Foundation, Stuart Foundation, Surdna Foundation, The California Endowment, Van Loben Sels/Rembe Rock Foundation, Vanguard Public Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Youth Justice Funding Collaborative, the Zellerbach Family Fund and individual donors.