MEA and KDOL-TV produce a program called Youth Focus: Oakland’s Future that brings together students from all over the city of Oakland to sit down with civic policy leaders and have a dialogue about issues affecting youth in Oakland.
The show fosters civic participation and leadership in youth.
There are 30+ students on the Youth Focus panel. Current student partners include the City of Oakland Youth Commission (student representatives from every neighborhood in Oakland) and the All-City Council (student representatives from every major high school in Oakland). The program is broadcast on KDOL-TV (Comcast 27, see AT&T 99), pill and reaches thousands in the East Bay.
Previous guests have included: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, and OUSD Police Chief James Williams.