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Col. Myles Caggins III brings commitment to public service, journalism, and mentoring to YMG Board

Colonel Myles Caggins remembers when, while serving as a spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC) in 2016, he helped President Barack Obama prepare for an interview with the Japanese public broadcaster NHK. It was the first time that the Japanese network interviewed President Obama, and Caggins, who had helped set up the interview, describes...

AccesSOS brings emergency services to Deaf community

Gabriella Wong received a text from her father saying he had gotten into a car accident, and she immediately called 911 for him. Both of her parents are deaf, and she is their hearing emergency point of contact that represents a life-or-death difference for them.  While Wong spoke to a dispatcher on the phone, she...

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YMG teaches skills that are ‘applicable in anything,’ says former student

by Aileen Delgado Asha Davis, 19, a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park studying public health, was one of Youthcast Media Group’s first students in 2017. As a freshman at Mercy High School in Baltimore transitioning into sophomore year, Davis worked with other Baltimore students at Morgan State University and in partnership with...

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Climate gentrification: Rising seas lift home prices in drier, cheaper neighborhoods like Miami’s Little Haiti

Louis Rosemond lived in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, Florida, for 30 years, but was evicted in 2016 when his landlord sold the apartment building to developers who are preparing to build high-rise, high-priced condominiums on the property. Rosemond, pictured in his new apartment in Opa Locka, Florida, on April 19, 2022, says developers...

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College Corner: Original YMG student Erin Burnett aims to be major player in broadcast news; ‘It was what I have been put on Earth to do’

By Aileen Delgado Erin Burnett, 20, is a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park studying Broadcast Journalism, and was among the 20 students who formed the first Youthcast Media Group (then Urban Health Media Project) class in 2017. Erin Burnett, part of Youthcast Media Group’s inaugural class, is now a sophomore in college...

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How a counselor shortage is hurting students struggling with anxiety, depression

School counselor retention was already a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to mental health experts. They said it's only gotten worse in recent years. By Nicole Cortes, Zioni Moore and Whitney Souffrant This story was published to USA TODAY on April 21, 2022. It's a typical school day at Miami Lakes Educational Center located in this northwestern...