Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, Mondays 2:30-4:30pm, Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm & 3rd Wednesdays 4:30-5:00pm

Hear a variety of music selected by young people. Popular genres include classic rock, pop, folk, bluegrass and jazz. Visit our website azyep.org for more information.

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Carbondale Middle School Principal Jennifer Lamont talks with AZYEP News Team about the 2019 -2020 school year and issues that impact middle school students. 

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. / Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

Los estudiantes de la clase de la Sra. Deacy en Roaring Fork High School escribieron autobiografías en inglés y español. Students in Ms. Deacy's class at RFSH wrote autobiographies in Spanish and English.

On this month's Dimensions in Diversity, Steve Mills of Gay For Good talks with Planned Parenthood. Rebecca Binion, Health Center Manager and Neta Meltzer, Strategic Communications Manager discuss  services for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. 

In a two part series, teen interns with Garfield County Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) discuss vaping in schools with Risa Turetsky of Pitkin County Public Health. 

In a two part series, teen interns with Garfield County Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) discuss vaping in schools with Risa Turetsky of Pitkin County Public Health. 

During the Climate Strike on Friday, September 20th at Sopris Park in Carbondale, students discuss their understanding of climate change.

During this month's Healthy is the New Happy, the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District discusses oral health with Kelly Keefe of the Community Health Services in association with Delta Dental of Colorado. / La Sauld es la Nueva Felicidad con el Centro de Recursos Familiares del discute la salud bucal con Kelly Keefe de los Servicios de Salud Comunitarios en asociación con Delta Dental of Colorado.

During the first AZYEP news team public affairs show of the 2019-2020 school year, The Andy Zanca News Team spoke with KDNK News Director Lucas Turner about his experience in radio and what he appreciates about KDNK. 

During Dimensions in Diversity on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, Steve Mills of Gay For Good Rocky Mountains talks with Sheri Smith and Tracy Altmaier of PFLAG Roaring Fork Valley. PFLAG's mission is to build on foundation of loving families, united with LGTBQ people and allies who support one another and to education communities. Support for this program comes from AspenOUT. 

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program launches a new public affairs show in collaboration with the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District called, "Healthy is the New Happy." FRC staff members discuss going back to school with students and explain available services for families in the Roaring Fork Valley. / El Programa de Empoderamiento Juvenil Andy Zanca lanza un nuevo programa de asuntos públicos en colaboración con el Centro de Recursos Familiares del Distrito Escolar Roaring Fork. Los miembros del personal de FRC discuten el regreso a la escuela con los estudiantes y explican los servicios disponibles para las familias en Roaring Fork Valley.

AZYEP: Teens Discuss Suicide Prevention

Aug 12, 2019

In the second piece of a two part series, teenagers from the Garfield County Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) discuss suicide prevention with Project We Care Colorado and the Aspen Hope Center

In the first piece of a two part series, teen interns from the Garfield County Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) discuss the progression of self-harm and the correlation to substance abuse. Learn more about PREP here. This program is a collaboration with the Aspen Hope Center and Project We Care Colorado.


Roaring Fork Valley students traveled to El Paso, Texas to participate in a Collaborative Leadership Program between the Aspen Chapel and the World Leadership School. The program immersed students in the Mexican/American Texas culture where they partnered with local NGOs to learn about what takes place at the border. The students will share more about their experience at the Aspen Chapel on Sunday, August 18th at 9:30 a.m.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program July radio summer workshop spent three days learning about broadcasting and sustainability. As a culminating activity to their learning, students discuss sustainability with Colorado Mountain College Assistant Dean of Instruction, Adrian Fielder.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program talks with Steve Mills and Janet Gordon from the Rocky Mountain chapter of Gay For Good about LGBTQ+ resources and a community BBQ. The G4G one year anniversary BBQ takes place at Crown Mountain Park on Saturday, July 13th from 11am-2pm. Click here for more information. 

The Access After School Boost Camp takes place each summer at Rifle Middle School. The program includes activities designed to promote literacy, science skills, math skills, physical fitness, and creativity for students entering 1st to 5th grades. Fifth grade students visited KDNK to read orignial poem.

The Access After School Boost Camp takes place each summer at Rifle Middle School. The program includes activities designed to promote literacy, science skills, math skills, physical fitness, and creativity for students entering 1st to 5th grades. Fifth grade students visited KDNK to read orignial poems.

The Access After School Boost Camp takes place each summer at Rifle Middle School. The program includes activities designed to promote literacy, science skills, math skills, physical fitness, and creativity for students entering 1st to 5th grades. Fifth grade students visited KDNK to read orignial poems.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program spoke with participants of the valley's annual alternative dance and poetry slam which celebrates youth LGBTQ+ diversity. The Word Dance takes place in April and is hosted by the Basalt High School Gay Straight Alliance and sponsored by AspenOUT.

The Access After School Boost Camp takes place each summer at Rifle Middle School. The program includes activities designed to promote literacy, science skills, math skills, physical fitness, and creativity for students entering 1st to 5th grades. Fifth grade students visited KDNK to read orignial poems.

The Access After School Boost Camp takes place each summer at Rifle Middle School. The program includes activities designed to promote literacy, science skills, math skills, physical fitness, and creativity for students entering 1st to 5th grades. Fifth grade students visited KDNK to read orignial poems. 

The Access After School Boost Camp takes place each summer at Rifle Middle School. The program includes activities designed to promote literacy, science skills, math skills, physical fitness, and creativity for students entering 1st to 5th grades. Fifth grade students visited KDNK to read orignial poems.

AZYEP Summer Camp Celebrates Community Art

Jun 20, 2019

Students in the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program June Summer Camp explored the importance of community art during a three day radio workshop. Particiapants visited the Carbondale Clay Center and Carbondale Arts to talk with community members about art in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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