Youth Radio won a Peabody last month for its series on child sex trafficking, and its investigative team would like to show up to claim the honor. The judges called it “a wide-ranging expose of America’s child-sex trade made especially powerful by first-person accounts by teen victims.”
But the young journos need $20,000 to travel to the awards presentation in New York. They’re so close — just $5,000 more. And the May 23 ceremony is quickly approaching. Want to help? Click here. And here’s a May 1999 story from Current’s archives on Youth Radio’s early days as a Berkeley, Calif.-based media training program for at-risk teenagers.