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  • Middle school students in the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Radio 101 class wanted to know what it's like to work in community theater, so they interviewed some experts from around Carbondale to learn all about it.
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and the Aspen Hope Center hosted the third part of a series focusing on teen mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley. The conversation took place on November 14th and focused on mental health strategies and the holidays.
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, Aspen Hope Center and Aspen Community Foundation hosted the second part of a series focusing on teen mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley. The conversation took place on July 11th and focused on teen relationships with each other and with the adults in their lives.
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and the Aspen Hope Center hosted a roundtable conversation called "Reconnecting with Conversation." Students from Bridges High School, Roaring Fork High School, Glenwood Springs High School, Basalt High School, and Aspen High School, along with community members, educators, and organization leaders, came together to discuss teen mental health. Topics included mental health observations, schools and mental health, parent/teen communication, and mental health strategies.Participants included students from the various high schools, the AZYEP internship cohort, Adele Craft, Beth Wysong, Aspen Hope Center's Sarah Fedishen, Michelle Muething and Brandon Jones, Mid Valley Family Practice, Aspen Strong, James Steindler of the Sopris Sun, Amanda Petersen of FocusedKids, Jason Hodges, and educators – Garrett Peters, Maggie Riley, and Sunny McClain.
  • Fourth grade students at Glenwood Springs Elementary School explored the various regions of Colorado's landscape. Here they present each of region. | Los estudiantes de cuarto grado de la Escuela Primaria Glenwood Springs exploraron las diversas regiones del paisaje de Colorado.Listen to all the GSES pieces here.
  • AZYEP Intern, Esmeralda, talks with participants at the 2023 AspenOUT Gay Ski Week Youth Skating Party. Student and adult attendees reflect on why Gay Ski Week is an important event and offer messages of hope for LGBTQAI+ youth.
  • Third grade students at Sopris Elementary School studied how kids in other countries travel to school and get books. Here, students discuss how they get books. / Los estudiantes de tercer grado de la Escuela Primaria Sopris estudiaron cómo los niños de otros países viajan a la escuela y obtienen libros. Aquí, los estudiantes discuten cómo obtienen los libros.
  • Austin, Texas based band, The Deer, stopped by KDNK during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment to drop off their new album, The Beautiful Undead, and play a few songs before their live performance at Steve's Guitars. Take a listen to youth DJ of AZYEP, Esmerelda, talking with The Deer before their show.
  • Fourth grade students in Mrs. Hamilton's Reading class at Crystal River Elementary School wrote and recorded "This I Believe" essays to share with the community. Click below to listen to all the essays. https://azyep.org/en/project/this-i-believe-2/
  • Roaring Fork High School student, Manuel Rodelas, presents a senior capstone project on the impacts of vaping live on KDNK Community Access Radio.