The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) develops leadership, multiculturalism and identity by providing training and opportunity to youth in community broadcasting. AZYEP gives voice to youth ideas, experiences and events.
Over the past 14 years, our program has continued to provide transformational experiences for over 1,200 local youth, providing them with access to media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities.
Each month, we broadcast a youth public affairs show. Tune in the third Wednesday of each month.
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AZYEP August 8, 2012
Middle school students talk about the upcoming school year with an interview with Jeremy Voss, the Basalt Middle School Principal. Students discuss popularity and bullying and compare home school to public school. The last interview is with Kendall Reiley, educator at Rock Bottom Ranch, about global warming.
AZYEP February 19, 2014
Middle school students Nat, Miles and Shannon join AZYEP Director Stacy Stein to talk about dream jobs, KDNK and friendship. Nat talks to his Basalt Middle School teacher math teacher about what her job is like, what she does on snow days and other stuff.
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.
AZYEP July 11, 2012
Students talk about dating violence and its prevalence among Valley teens. They talk about how to support a friend who's in an unhealthy relationship, strategies to deal with bullies and experiences they've had to navigate.
AZYEP June 13, 2012
Today on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, Basalt Middle School students talk about about climate change and energy conservation
AZYEP November 14, 2012
Radio broadcasting students talk about how to cultivate more happiness in life. They discuss specific things people can do to focus on what is going right in life.
AZYEP October 17, 2012
High school seniors in Eric Skeef's Creative Non-Fiction Writing class at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School share their personal biographies.
AZYEP September 19, 2012
Students in the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's high school class interview their principals from Basalt, Roaring Fork and Bridges High School. They discuss how they've gotten to know their principals, why it's important for them to graduate high school and what factors influence a student's decision to drop-out.
AZYEP September 3, 2012
Seniors from Basalt High School talk to their school nurse about sexually transmitted infections and interview local teen moms about what it's like raising a baby.
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.