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Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

  • Kids' Corner is the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's family radio hour created by kids, for kids. Our theme this month is "On the Farm". During this program, you will hear great songs inspired by our theme, a read-aloud book, recipe ideas, poems, an art project, and much more!
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Program Manager, Adele Craft, sits down with Kaleb Cook, board member for PFLAG Roaring Fork. They talk about the mission of the organization, ways to bring more inclusivity and equity for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community to the Roaring Fork Valley, and upcoming events.
  • Students from Riverview School in Glenwood Springs worked with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to write and record informative projects. Hear Zella, Mia, and Ariel talk about Typhoid Mary. To hear more pieces about pollution, epidemics, and the Harlem renaissance, click on the link below
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's program manager, Adele Craft, talks with Maribel Obreque and Jill Pidcock from the Arc of the Central Mountains. They discuss inclusivity and programs for individuals with disabilities in our community.
  • Students from Riverside Middle School in New Castle worked with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to write and record original monologues.
  • Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program intern, Zenobia Todd talks with 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Autumn Rivera. They discuss what it means to be Teacher of the Year, rural education, community building, equity, and mental health.
  • On this episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with college senior, David Zalinsky about his mental health journey. They focus on anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as staying true to yourself and finding support networks.
  • Recent Colorado Mountain College Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies graduate, Christina Matzl, talks about her senior capstone project. We talk about factors that contribute to community involvement in climate change initiatives.
  • Students from the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's middle school summer workshop "Carbondale Staycation" share their final project: a radio travel guide for Carbondale. Students highlight favorite places to visit and things to do in town. We also hear from AZYEP DJ and student intern Andy B., and Aly Sanguily reflecting on this year's Mountain Fair.
  • Student interns from the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program partnered with EcoFlight and the Aspen Youth Center to fly over the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valleys. They learned about the importance of these waterways and conservation strategies. Come along with us on the flight, hear student interviews, and a conversation with Michaela Idhammar-Ketpura from AYC and Lea Linse from EcoFlight.