(Back Row, from left) Isabella Ignacio, Carlos Davila-Viera, Program Manager Isaac Gonzalez, Arabella Meza, and Arthur Kunert. (Front Row, from left) Ivan Caballero and Melissa Franco.

The acclaimed AccessLocal.TV youth journalism training program from Access Sacramento, now in its eighth year, continues to showcase how young people can make a difference in their community.

One of the writers, Arabella Meza, recently joined the steering committee for a Winter Conference being planned in Sacramento sponsored by The California Endowment.
This current group of six trainees is being particularly productive.  Not only are they writing articles, posting pictures, and creating videos for the website AccessLocal.Tv and Access Sacramento’s cable channels, they’re also getting statewide attention.

AccessLocal.Tv writer Arthur Kunert shows a print from the San Francisco Chronicle that printed his comments about Climate Change.

Writer Arthur Kunert recently had a short opinion piece he wrote about Climate Change printed by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.  The short write-up was included in  a composite of short responses from youth writers across the state.

It’s not the first time for AccessLocal.Tv content to get picked up my other media or websites. Since the Access Sacramento training program is funded in large part by a grant from The California Endowment, its youth media network regularly uses AccessLocal.Tv content in its newsletters shared across California to promote youth who improve their communities by sharing healthy-living outcomes.
All members of the youth team creates content for a monthly AccessLocal.Tv television show that airs on Channel 17.  The program manager for the project is Isaac Gonzalez who provides the training on writing, photography, video editing and social media.