The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) believes youth have an important voice and the community needs opportunities to listen in. We teach youth radio broadcasting and partner with KDNK to have programs on the air each week and a monthly public affairs show.
Over the past 15 years, our program has continued to provide transformational experiences for 2,000 local youth, providing them with access to media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities.
For more information about the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, check out our website, azyep.org or email email@example.com
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Healthy High School Habits
Maija Petterson interviews Maggie Riley and Garrett Peters, two Roaring Fork School District teachers about what it means to establish healthy habits in high school.
Adele talks to Astrophysicists
A down to earth conversation with three astrophysicists visiting the Aspen Science Center. Learn what an astrophysicist really is, what they know about dark matter and why there are really no stupid questions.
AZYEP June 2015
Peer mentors in AZYEP's summer workshop interview up and coming youth DJs about topics centered around life in the Roaring Fork Valley.
AZYEP April 2015
Students at Basalt High School talk about their school and a change they would like to see. They also share personal stories and discuss stereotypes portrayed in the media of women and Latina women. And, they talk to health coach Lisa Fountain about what it means to be "healthy."
AZYEP March 2015
Josh, is an AZYEP DJ and also a dedicated musician, talks to a couple other singer-songwriters, Dan Rosenthal and Morgan Williams, about their creative process and where they find inspiration. They also each perform a song live in the studio.
AZYEP February 2015
Adele Craft talks to Stacey Craft, Casie Buchanan, Evan Kefir and Miles Craft about homeschooling and the Roaring Fork Homeschool Network
AZYEP January 2015
Maija Petterson talks to artists about why art and creativity is important, what pressures they face and where they get encouragement and inspiration. The program features Amber "Sparkles" Palochek as well as students from Roaring Fork and Glenwood Springs High Schools.
AZYEP December 2014
Adele Craft discusses teenage marijuana use and the impact it has on the Roaring Fork Valley with Lori Muller, the Executive Director of YouthZone and Dr. Jonathan Birnkrant, who is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist.
AZYEP November 2014
Maija Pettersen interviews two graduates from the Momentum Program that is offered in the Roaring Fork School District and Suzanne Fitzgerald, the Program Director for Mpower.
AZYEP October 2014
Maija, a student at Glenwood Springs High School, talks to Meghan Hurley, a mental health therapist with Riverbridge Regional Center, which helps children and families who experience sexual abuse. They talk about how parents, peers and community members can help prevent sexual abuse.