Listen Up is a Twin Cities based social enterprise nonprofit working at the intersection of youth employment, civic engagement, and media production.
We provide youth paid training in journalism, storytelling, and media literacy. We use a media justice framework to address the country’s lack of:
1) Representation of youth - particularly BIPOC, LGBTQ2S, low income, or female youth - in media,
2) Opportunities for young people to access and learn radio broadcasting skills, and
3) Robust or relevant experiences for youth to practice collective leadership and dialogue.
We have a youth leadership board, a twice a week youth-hosted radio show, and run summer & after school media programming. Our business offers youth-lead educational workshop, consulting, media production, and social media marketing services for classrooms, organizations, small businesses, and companies.