YouThink is a five-year program that helps Macedonian youth navigate and shape an information ecosystem that informs and engages rather than divides and polarizes.
Building on IREX's Learn to Discern approach to media and information literacy skill-building, YouThink works with Macedonian partners to catalyze change throughout the school system at the primary, secondary, and university levels. The program provides opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to national efforts through nonformal learning, Youth Clubs, online courses, and tailored training for young media professionals. The program's local partners are the Macedonian Institute for Media, the Institute of Communication Studies, and the Youth Educational Forum.
YouThink’s diverse activity tracks work together, drawing on young Macedonians for input and leadership, to foster society-wide awareness of media literacy through youth-led campaigns. The tracks also support youth as they demand and produce high-quality, appealing news content that meets their needs and interests.