We help kids turn screens into tools for self expression and courageous collaboration. Being “loud” means showing up, creating something different, being assertive. Youth need more space to practice their “loudness,” especially in our digital world. Whether it be with a microphone or camera, we trust youth to be creators (not just consumers) –their opinions, ideas, and perspectives are valid and must be expressed.
Be Loud exists to amplify kid voice in a time where too many youth are silenced. Kids have things to say. We want to give them the platform to not only share their stories, but to confidently broadcast them to the larger community. By doing so, we believe that they will feel affirmed and confident to become more active changemakers, listeners, and culture bearers.
Here are three comments young people have said about our programs, and in many ways, they sum up what Be Loud is all about: kids building community, trying new things, and having the space to become their best selves.