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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AZYEP January 2014
Students share segments they produced about the importance of water conservation, the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell on the environment and urban populations and the potential ways that chemicals used in natural gas development can enter our water supply.
Water Conservation, Glen Canyon Dam and Water Contamination
Students in our high school radio class talk to Chris Treese from the Colorado River District about the positives and negatives of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. They also talk about why water conservation is important. Also, Ed William's, KDNK News Reporter, talks to the class about how contaminents from hydraulic fracturing can enter the environment and the water supply.
Who I Am and What's Important to Me
High school students in our radio broadcasting class wrote personal introductions which a classmate reads aloud and uses as the basis for asking questions about life.
Life, Goals, Interests and Hobbies
This program is the finale of our after-school class sessions that took place at Carbondale Middle School in October and November. Students share personal stories, future goals and current hobbies and their classmates respond with questions and comments.
Summer School Gardening
Students in Diana Alcantara's summer school classes got o combine their academics and hands-on learning. They read a book about how a community was strengthened through a garden and students volunteered at a community garden in Carbondale.
Talking to Your Teen about Sex
Teenage interns with Garfield County PREP, an organization trying to reduce local teen pregnancy and STD rates, share tips with listeners about talking to young people about sexual health and they interview community members about their feelings on sex education being taught in schools.
Music, Sports and Animals
Teen Sports Injuries
Maddie examines common youth sports injuries and focuses on her sister's recent experience in gymnastics.
Chloe examines parent-teen trust. She talks to her friends, a teacher and her mom about factors that develop a parent's trust of their teenage kids.
Students talk about hunger and gay rights