It can be hard for today's youth to be taken seriously in such a dense political climate, but one platform dubbed Youth Radio, is aimed at connecting teens with community-focused ideas to industry professionals who can bring those ideas to fruition.
The platform invites young people to submit their ideas on bettering the community. The ideas are then brought to the app developers at MIT, who work with the young people to create something tangible that can really make a difference in the community.
In an official statement, the brand said that, "We believe that it’s not enough for young people to use existing digital platforms. They need to be the ones creating the online and mobile tools that increasingly determine who knows what, how news travels, and what makes change possible."
The Youth Radio App Lab Tasks Young People with Creating New Apps
1. Youth-oriented App Development - Opportunity for youth to develop apps focused on community betterment.
2. Community-centered Innovation - Collaboration between young people and industry professionals to create tangible solutions for community challenges.
3. Youth Empowerment in Digital Tools - Enabling young people to create online and mobile tools that drive knowledge, news, and change.
1. App Development - App developers can tap into the potential of youth-led community-focused app projects.
2. Education - Educational institutions can foster youth innovation by facilitating collaborations between young people and industry professionals.
3. Technology - Technological advancements are creating opportunities for youth to actively participate in shaping digital tools and platforms.