It's time to listen to the voices of our young people! They are experts in their own communities, and they have the energy and vision to transform their communities as they blossom into our next generation of leaders. Too many well-meaning interventions fall short of their goals because they were created without community input. Following the ancient tradition of griots, or storytellers, this project teaches youth how to speak up and listen to their communities, and then translate community wisdom into art, data, and policies they co-create to shape the world of their dreams. Youth act as co-researchers and ambassadors for their communities, which in turn transforms perceptions - how the youth see themselves, their communities and their opportunities, as well as how they are seen by other stakeholders. This process also uplifts nuanced, culturally relevant data and community-driven solutions that galvanize action. Whether it's taking your medication, eating healthily and exercising, going to school, or any other initiative, this process helps uplift information, engage communities, motivate action, strengthen connections between youth and adult stakeholders, and promote the greatness and potential of our young people for the benefit of all, from the inside out. Want people to change their behaviors? First, you need to change perceptions. Want to support youth? First, you need to understand what they want and need. This process gives young people the skills, information and knowledge that they matter, and that they can be part of the solution. It gives them hope and a pathway to engage with and fix the systemic issues that have held them back. Anger gives way to hope; hope is the engine of perseverance. Together we CAN!