Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, Mondays 2:30-4:30pm, Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm & 3rd Wednesdays 4:30-5:00pm

Hear a variety of music selected by young people. Popular genres include classic rock, pop, folk, bluegrass and jazz. Visit our website azyep.org for more information.

Ways to Connect


Mental health clinician Cory Barrett with the state of Colorado discusses healthy development, inclusivity, and positive relationships with teenage interns from Garfield County PREP.

Garfield County PREP Talks Teen Support

Aug 22, 2018

Diana Andrews from Garfield County PREP talks with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program about sexual health programs for teens.

Community Center and Recreation Programs Manager Jessi Rochel explains fall programs at the Carbondale Recreation Center. 

Ami Maes from the Handmakery in Carbondale explains fall programs for youth and adults. Click here for more information.

Aspen Youth Center Talks Fall Programs

Aug 21, 2018

Aspen Youth Center visits the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to discuss fall programs offered to the valley's youth.

Deb Rice and Mindi Cabe with Access AfterSchool discuss 2018 -2019 after school opportunities for kids. Classes are offered in middle schools from Basalt to Rifle. Click here for more info.

Executive Director Kevin McManaman of AspenOUT talks with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program about support opportunities for students during the 2018 - 2019 school year. 

Ajax Quartet Plays Live on KDNK

Aug 2, 2018

The Ajax Quartet from the Aspen Music Festival and School performed live on KDNK. Tom Yaron, Renee Hemsing-Patten, Mario Rivera and Eric Haugen talk with Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program intern Megan Webber about their upcoming performances.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program talks with Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts about the 47th Mountain Fair which KDNK will live broadcast on July 27th, 28th, and 29th. 

AZYEP intern Megan Webber talks to the Carbondale Community School Summer Garden Camp led by Diana Alcantara about their work in a community garden.

DJ Full Metal Graces Carbondale

Jun 25, 2018

Diego Felix, aka DJ Full Metal, participated in Rosybelle Summer Camps sponsored by Carbondale Arts. He worked with local youth to create their very own tracks of music. Felix walks us through his musical background, the atmosphere of his shows and what brought him to the Roaring Fork Valley. Click here for more info. 

AZYEP's Maija Petterson presents two pieces with perspectives from the LGBTQ+ community in celebration of Pride Month. Thank you to AspenOUT and Paige Gibbons for support with this project. 

Garfield County PREP summer interns offer advice on ways that teens can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

AZYEP summer intern Megan Webber interviews four students from Glenwood Springs High School, who will spend the summer as interns with the Glenwood Springs Arts Council's "Dancers Dancing" summer camps in collaboration with Colorado Mountain College.  Click here for more info. 

Peter Believes in Family Time

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community. 

Jenny Believes in Having Fun

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.  

Miles Believes in Adventure and Fun

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Mali Believes in Family

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Sam Believes in Injury

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Ryder Believes in Fun

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Quinn Believes in Taking Risks

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Potter Believes in Big Brothers

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Paulina Believes in Good Over Evil

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Nick Believes in Patience

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Maddy Believes in Saving Animals

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Lucas Believes in Sports

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Lily Believes Success Comes from Failure

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

Hannah Believes in Saving the Land

Jun 3, 2018

Fourth grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote 'This I Believe' essays to share with the community.

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