KRSM Youth Media Manager – Pillsbury United Communities + KRSM Radio
Raised in South Minneapolis, Michel.Be was a long term participant of Pillsbury House + Theatre youth programs. After studying psychology, art therapy and Spanish at Pennsylvania State University, Michel returned to the Twin Cities to focus on making an impact in youth arts programming.
Michel.Be specializes in youth arts development and special education. Having worked in over a dozen day programs and schools in the Twin Cities, Michel has facilitated youth training, classes and workshops with Upstream Arts, AchieveMpls, Penumbra Theatre Summer Institute, Urban Arts Academy, Black Visions Project and Youth Environmental Activists (YEA!).
Michel.Be currently leads the Youth Media Program for KRSM Radio, developing curriculum and youth led projects focusing on broadcast journalism, media justice and community based narrative.
Michel.Be is also a professional DJ and producer, performing locally and internationally, focused on inclusive and revolutionary dance spaces for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ communities.
“ The KRSM Youth Media program has been an incredible opportunity for me to nurture youth voices and to grow alongside them in the areas of broadcast. We have a uniquely powerful platform at KRSM, allowing us to share authentic perspectives and strengthen our voices.”