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Chicago Youth Voices Network

Written by Erin Wilkey Oh
March 07, 2011

The Chicago Youth Voices Network (CYVN) is a collaborative of youth media programs, professionals and organizations working together to strengthen the youth media sector in Chicago. By gathering leaders together for peer learning, advocacy and joint projects, the Chicago Youth Voices Network works to strengthen the organizations that amplify the voices of our city’s young people, their families and communities.

Members of the Chicago Youth Voices Network are committed to:

  • Learning and sharing best practices in youth media education and organizational management
  • Collaborating on projects that promote and disseminate the important perspectives and experiences of youth via media they create
  • Building strategic partnerships with key allies, locally, nationally and globally
  • Increasing support for the work of youth media organizations and the visibility of the field

Source: Nuf Said, 2011. About CVYN. Retrieved March 14, 2011 from

Nuf Said
Nuf Said is one of ten youth-produced media projects included in CYVN’s Chicago Youth Interactive, a public education and civic engagement project made possible by a 2011 grant from the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation. Chicago Youth Interactive aims to bring youth-created stories, documentaries, and media products to students and teachers in the Chicago Public School system.

The purpose of Nuf Said is to gather data and create multimedia products that examine how the economic crisis has impacted youth in the city of Chicago. The video above is one example of a Nuf Said production. You can browse more videos at the project website using the Youth Media Browser

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