The #PassTheMicYouth multimedia program is a youth-centered, youth-led podcast and blog that amplifies the voices and lived experiences of young people across social identity groups. Grounded in a positive youth development framework and informed by a critical pedagogical tradition, #PassTheMicYouth shines a spotlight on sociopolitical issues important to young people and provides a platform that supports creativity and candor. Archived podcast episodes and blog posts are accompanied by lesson plans Extension professionals and other educators can use to promote dialogue and critical reflection among youth and adult audiences. This article introduces the #PassTheMicYouth program and examines potential applications for youth-serving professionals.
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Gonzalez, M., McKee, K. E., Kokozos, M., Shealy, L., & Chan, S. (2021). #PassTheMicYouth Multimedia Program: Setting the Stage to Amplify Youth Voices. The Journal of Extension, 57(6), Article 4. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.06.04