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You Did It! Tyee Readers Fund New Series on Youth Voices across Province

We're blown away by your generosity, and excited to get started

Jeanette Ageson and Robyn Smith 31 May

Jeanette Ageson is the Tyee's Director of Community Engagement. Robyn Smith is the Tyee's editor-in-chief.

Thank you, Tyee Builders! Last night, as the deadline to our crowdfunding campaign crept up, readers stepped up to the plate and pitched in to create a new original reporting series we are calling Voices from the Future. With this funding, we'll send our education and youth reporter, Katie Hyslop, around British Columbia to find and share stories from youth.

Contacted at her home in East Vancouver, Katie was overjoyed with the response to the campaign. "Thank you Tyee readers! The dedication you've shown to indie media never ceases to amaze me," she said. "I'm thrilled to start this trip and talk to young people across B.C."

Overall, 455 readers pitched in to make this project a reality. Now that she has the green light, Katie will be planning her stops across the province, and we'll be updating campaign contributors on her plans.

This kind of in-depth reporting takes time and resources. In an era of shrinking newsrooms and fewer local news outlets, we're energized by our readers who invest in quality, solutions-oriented journalism. Onwards!  [Tyee]

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