Parent to Parent: You Media

From WSVN.com

This may not look like a library, and it definitely doesn't sound like one. It's a brand new concept called You Media Miami.

Marlon Moore: "It's a model based on You Media Chicago, which is the first You Media sight that was opened in the US."

It's a place for teens, inside the North-Dade Regional Library to hang out and really express themselves.

Marlon Moore: "You Media is loud, and a bit obnoxious, but at the same time that's the atmosphere you want to create for teenagers."

Teens ages 14 through 19 can come here after school and relax and play music, or video games on X-box or choose to work on media projects on brand new Apple computers with access to high-end software.

Marlon Moore: "We have graphic design software such as the Adobe CS-5 Suite, we have film production software like Final Cut."

Read more at WSVN.com

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.