ShoutOut’s Staff in Da Big City:
Our Trip to YO! Magazine
When we arrived in San Francisco, some of us were
amazed! It was the first time many of us had seen a
city that big. We parked the cars and went walking
around to find 660 Market Street. We had a meeting
with Youth Outlook! (YO!). Another magazine like ours
created by youth ages 14- 25. YO! Features new
articles, essays, comic strips, and poetry pages. YO!
is sponsored by Pacific News.
When we got to their office, the YO! staff greeted us.
They made us feel comfortable by making lots of jokes.
Kevin Weston, the associate editor informed us that
they work with approximately 50 to 60 people to create
We also met some of the staff who work with teens in
Juvenile Hall to produce a weekly magazine called The
Beat Within. The magazine publishes work from juivies
all over the state of California. It includes all
types of poems and drawings. The Beat Within is
printed every week but is distributed mostly in
juvenile halls. But don’t worry, you can order your
own subscription to both the Beat Within and YO!
Online at www.youthoutlook.org.
YO! also collaborates on producing Afghan Journal,
Quietly Torn, DeBug, Izote Vos and Roaddawgz. Many of
YQ!’s stories get printed in the Pacific News wire
service, with provides braking news stories for other
media outlets around the US.
After the presentation we wrapped things up, went to
lunch and explored other parts of the city. On the way
home all we thought about was how exciting the day
was, and the encouragement we received to pursue a
career in journalism.